Eastern Arizona Travel Guide
Plan Your Eastern Arizona Vacation
As a state of dramatic natural wonders, Eastern Arizona is often overlooked. This is unfortunate, as it’s one of Arizona’s great outdoor playgrounds. In the White Mountains, northeast of Phoenix, you can hike, fish, swim, and at night gaze upward at millions of twinkling stars. The region’s winter sports are just as varied: you can ski downhill or cross-country, snowboard, snowshoe, and snowmobile. Any time of year, you can glimpse age-old fossils and brilliant colors on a drive through the Petrified Forest, where the Painted Desert showcases hues of red and orange you never thought existed in nature.
Most places supply clean rooms without many frills. These aren’t the world-class resorts and spas of Phoenix, but that... read more
Luxury travel this is not. Fine dining is difficult to find; home-style cooking, steakhouses, and the occasional authentic... read more
Things To Do in Eastern Arizona
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Get outside: No place for couch potatoes, Eastern Arizona is home to some of the state’s best recreation areas for skiing,... Read more
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has a listing of all public camping facilities in the region, most of which operate from... Read more
Hiking: Hikers and mountain bikers of all abilities enjoy the White Mountains’ 225 miles of interconnecting loop trails, open to... Read more
If an outdoors adventure is the plan, head to Pinetop-Lakeside, Greer, or Springerville and enjoy a day or two of hiking, biking, and... Read more
The rock art of early Native Americans is carved or painted on basalt boulders, on canyon walls, and on the underside of overhangs... Read more
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