AROUND Show Low and the White Mountains
Established in 1870, incorporated in 1953, and located at an elevation of 6,412 feet, Show Low sits in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the United States. It is 175 miles northeast of Phoenix and 195 miles north of Tucson. Show Low offers panoramic views, good fishing in mountain lakes and streams, and miles of wilderness for hiking, camping, cycling, horseback riding and downhill and cross-country skiing. It also features unique shops and fine, as well as casual, dining at many restaurants. The City also provides a broad range of Recreational Facilities.
Show Low received its name when C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark 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, it's yours.” Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, “Show Low it is.”
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SUNRISE SKI RESORT - 1 HR 6 MIN
Sunrise Park Resort is located near Greer, Arizona. The resort consists of three mountains named Sunrise Peak, Cyclone Peak, and Apache Peak. Perched atop the White Mountains in North East Arizona, with a base of 9,200 feet (2,800 m) and spread across 3 peaks and 800 acres (3.2 km2), Sunrise tops out at 11,100 feet (3,400 m) above sea level at Apache Peak.
Near By Lakes
SHOW LOW LAKE - 18 MIN
Show Low Lake has 100 acres (0.40 km2) with an average depth of 33 feet (10 m) and maximum depth of 50 feet (15 m). It’s situated at an elevation of 6,500 feet (2,000 m). The lake maintains good water quality year round, and is stocked with rainbow trout from April through September.
RAINBOW LAKE - 19 MIN
Currently, Arizona Game and Fish stocks the lake with catchable-sized rainbow trout in the spring and early summer.
FOOL HOLLOW LAKE - 12 MIN
The Arizona Game and Fish Department constructed the lake in 1957 specifically to provide water-oriented outdoor recreation. The lake consists of 150 acres (61 ha), with an average depth of 23 feet (7.0 m). It is located within the Fool Hollow Area, and is cooperatively managed by the Arizona State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the City of Show Low. The elevation is 6,260 feet (1,910 m).