Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Guide

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest proves that Arizona is more than desert and red rocks — this high-elevation landscape offers 2 million acres of rugged mountains, sparkling blue lakes, pristine meadows, and exposed ridges. The unit consists of two national forests and multiple recreation areas stretching from the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains. Summer brings sunny days and refreshing juniper-scented breezes while winter in the high country draws snow-sports enthusiasts from around the state. Whenever you visit, you'll be greeted with panoramic views and activities including hiking, biking, fishing, and swimming.

Where to Camp

Camping in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

With so many wilderness areas to explore, RV camping is a fun way to experience the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest — just get behind the wheel and head to your next campsite. If you don't have an RV, RVshare makes it easy to rent a model with all of the beds and features you need for a luxury camping vacation.

RV Rentals Near Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Shape Hiking Trails

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

The trail network is the most popular way to see the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Some routes are open only to hikers while others welcome bikers and equestrians.

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How to get to Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Address: 30 S. Chiricahua Dr., Springerville, AZ 85938

Fee: Entry Fee

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests offer a fun, exciting getaway any time of year whether you're escaping the summer heat or looking for a snowy winter escape. Come ready to relax under the trees, or bring your sense of adventure for hiking, biking, swimming, geocaching, and winter sports. By bringing an RV, you'll be ready to embrace everything this massive area brings in rain, snow, or shine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Can you kayak, canoe, or raft in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest?

Yes, you can kayak and canoe in Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. Sunrise Lake is a great spot for kayaking and canoeing, as is Woods Canyon Lake, along with several others.

What is the closest town to Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest?

Greer, Arizona is the closest town to Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. Alpine is also a nearby town with plenty of places to stay and other amenities.

Is there a fee to get into Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest?

There is not a fee for most areas or activities in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. However, there are fees for campgrounds, cabin rentals, and a few other amenities.

What type of wildlife lives in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest?

Wildlife at Apache Sitgreaves National Forest includes antelope, elk, bighorn sheep, turkey, and a variety of birds and fish.

How many hiking trails does Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest have?

There are almost 1,000 miles of hiking trails in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. There are four National Recreation Trails - Eagle, Blue Ridge, Escudilla, and General George Cook, along with many other trails.