Let's Go for a Hike | Acorn Lodge AZ | White Mountains, AZ

With more than 200 miles of maintained trails, the White Mountain region is a hiker's paradise

White Mountains, AZ activities: hiking


If on foot is how you enjoy the forests, the White Mountains Trail System has just the ticket. Centered primarily in the Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside area, there are more than 200 miles of trails at an average elevation of 7,000 ft. If you’re sea-level dweller, our thin air and heights will likely have you feeling breathless and thirsty.

Isn’t it time to get away?

Pull on your boots, load up the dog, and head out to Acorn Lodge in Greer, AZ

Nestled in the White Mountain region’s ponderosa pine forest, Acorn Lodge is more than just a home away from home. Here you will wake to the serenity of the surrounding hushed forest as you soak in the hot tub on the wrap-around deck after a day-long hike. Bring along your binoculars; the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is teeming with birds and wildlife of more than 400 species.

Acorn Lodge is secluded, yet less than a mile from Greer, which makes meals at Molly Butler Lodge or Rendezvous Diner the perfect compliment to any day—or fire up the grill, slap down a steak, and kick back with a brew to watch the sunset.

Come find nature…it’s just outside.

Whether your favorite pastime is hiking, biking, fishing, camping, boating, or bird and wildlife watching, you will not lack for something to do and a place to do it. Greer is the destination for your vacation, a second home, or to become a local—at 8,500 feet above sea level, you will delight in all four seasons, each with a special lure of the outdoors.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest surrounding Greer and the Acorn Lodge encompasses the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pines, making it the ideal escape for the uncomfortable temperatures often found in Arizona’s lower elevations.

Without the glare of city lights, stargazing is at its finest and campers often prefer the open air so they can transport themselves the dark sky and constellations within.

Horseback riders, cross-country skiers, hikers, and bikers share the tails wending through a forested home to lakes, streams, and wildlife of more than 400 varieties common to Arizona’s White Mountains.

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