Astride the legendary Mogollon Rim at 6,350 feet above sea level, and tucked along the edge of the world's largest stand of Ponderosa pine, Show Low lies in the bosom of Mother Nature's beauty.
Show Low welcomes visitors traveling through the White Mountains with cool fresh air and whispering Ponderosa pines. Show Low is considered to be the commercial hub of the White Mountains with many recreational amenities. Lodging for every pocketbook with 48 area lakes for fishing and over forty nearby campgrounds and numerous RV parks, to include Fool Hollow State Recreation Park. Fool Hollow has 92 hook up sites with 31 developed sites. Group campgrounds, trails, amphitheater, playgrounds and picnic ramadas are all planned.
Fishermen and campers will also enjoy Show Low Lake, just south of Show Low with improved camp sites, bathrooms with showers, store and playgrounds available. Our visitors will also enjoy the Show Low Aquatic Center and indoor water theme park and pool which is open year round.
The City of Show Low has a broad range of community facilities including a public library, a newly redesigned, semi-private 18-hole golf course, a private 36 hole golf course, several lighted racquetball and tennis courts, an exercise fitness course, soccer fields, an archery range and a newly redesigned 5-plex movie theater just to name a few.
For weekend entertainment, the Thunder Raceway offers fun and excitement. The area is excellent for golfing, great hiking trails and horseback riding. Bus tours are also available to tour the White Mountains. Fine and causal dining is available at many restaurants. Whatever your pleasure, Show Low has all the conveniences, yet still retains an aura of the "Old West".
The Show Low Regional Airport has become the premier air transportation facility in the White Mountains. Great Lakes Airlines is located in the center of the terminal building offering scheduled airline service between Show Low, Phoenix, Farmington and Denver seven days per week with roundtrip flights daily.
According to the legend, the city was named after a marathon poker game between C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark, they decided there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement. The two men agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to move. According to the story, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, "Show low it is." The stakes were a 100,000 acre ranch. Show Low's main street is named "Deuce of Clubs" in remembrance. A card game is still used to decide the winner of a tied election.
You can enjoy a monument depicting the infamous card game located on the Deuce of Clubs in Festival Marketplace.
Situated in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world, Pinetop-Lakeside offers visitors a cool alpine retreat in the heart of the White Mountains. Incorporated in 1984, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside sits at an elevation of 7200 feet. Its year-round population of 4,055 jumps to 35,000 in the summer months, as the mountain opens to seasonal visitors.
Pinetop-Lakeside's central location makes it an ideal point from which to access the many scenic and recreational opportunities the White Mountains. With over 40 lakes within 40 miles of town, hunting, hiking, fishing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and mountain biking are excellent here. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and snow shoeing are fantastic at Sunrise Ski Resort on the White Mountain Apache Reservation.
In the heart of the community is 580 acre Woodland Lake Park, providing an array of municipal and recreational activities for visitors and residents alike. Our new Mountain Meadow Recreational Complex on Woodland Road, which includes three soccer fields and two Little League fields. Accommodations include all conveniences of modern hotels, the personal touch of numerous bed and breakfasts, the warmth of a rustic lodge or cabin, and a variety of campgrounds.
The town offers a variety of unique shops with one of a kind items only found here. Our many restaurants to suit all tastes and pocketbooks, The town also offers a 8-plex movie theatre, miniature golf, go carts, arcades, and a pottery shop for adults and children alike, for your enjoyment.
A picturesque mountain retreat with a full complement of visitor's services, the town's natural beauty provides a scenic backdrop for year-round seasonal events. And, least we forget, clear, crisp mountain air.
Founded in the early 1880's by Mormon pioneers, Lakeside derived its name from the area's lakes, and Pinetop derived its name from the nickname of a saloon keeper who served the Fort Apache soldiers. The two communities of Pinetop and Lakeside incorporated as one town in 1984.
Linden is an unicorporated community locaed in Navajo County just minutes from the City of Show Low. It is situated atop the Mogollon Rim at an elevation of over 6,000 feet.
Linden is generally made up of larger ranches and rural subdivisions, including Cheney Ranch and Timberland Acres. As an unincorporated community with few businesses, many Linden residents make their livings in or around the city of Show Low.
Linden maintains its own fire district, and law enforcement is performed by Navajo County Sheriff's Office and Arizona Department of Public Safety.
The Town of Snowflake is the northernmost community in the White Mountains. At an elevation of 5,600 feet, the town looks across a sweeping plateau to distant mesas and mountain ranges.
The Town of Snowflake has all the charm and trappings of Disneyland's Main Street USA. Lampposts with an antique look line the town's Main Street. Live, blossoming flowers deck every post in the summer and twinkling snowflakes hang from the posts in the winter.
Contrary to its name, the community enjoys a mild year-round climate - less than 10" of annual snowfall. Blue skies and clean air are perfect for golf, horseback riding or RV adventures!
Much of the rich pioneer tradition lives on in Snowflake, and the community hosts a city walking tour featuring the 45 National Register Historic Homes of the original 1880s settlers.
Home to Arizona's only pulp and paper mill, the communities' dominant industries also include pulp mill support industries, ranching, and agricultural products. Snowflake's Industrial Park has recently been expanded to include a new 100-acre hydroponics plant, one of the largest in the Southwest.
Taylor was settled along the banks of Silver Creek by Mormon pioneers James Pearce and John Henry Standiferd, and retains a flavor of the Old West. Cattle ranching, hayfields, sweet corn and horse farms dominate the peaceful landscape. A modern Rodeo Pavilion stages year-round events for local and visiting horsemen and bull-riders. A modern shopping center is surrounded with green fields and semi-rural neighborhoods.
Many are attracted to these remarkable sister-towns: strong family values, a tightly-knit community, rich cultural history, mild climate, exceptional housing and recreational opportunities offer a recaptured American Dream. It is no wonder why Snowflake and Taylor are among the fastest growing communities in northeastern Arizona.
Within a pleasant 3-hour drive from Phoenix, or 2 hour drive from Flagstaff, you'll find the charm, friendliness, heritage and affordable rural lifestyle of your dreams.
Located just north of Show Low, White Mountain Lakes offers a unique blend of resort-living neighborhoods including golf, golf view and lakefront homes, homsites with private stables and airpark homes with private hangars.
For golfers, the Silver Creek Golf Course is one of the area's finest 18-hole championship courses.
At the center of everything are two spectacular lakes plus the picturesque Silver Creek which meanders through the property.
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