The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests eastern center of Arizona.
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The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, administered as one national forest,

encompass over two million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central

Arizona. The Sitgreaves National Forest was named for Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, a

government topographical engineer who conducted the first scientific expedition

across Arizona in the early 1850’s Read more»

On the Sitgreaves, the major attractions for the visitors from the desert are the

Mogollon Rim and eight cold-water lakes. From the Mogollon Rim’s 7,600- foot

elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low lands to the south. The Rim

(pronounced: muggy-own) extends two hundred miles from Flagstaff into western

New Mexico.

The Apache National Forest ranges in elevation from 3,500 feet to nearly 11,500

feet and is named for the tribes that settled in this area. The area from Mount Baldy

east to Escudilla Mountain is often referred to as the White Mountains of Arizona.

From the edge of the Mogollon Rim south of Hannagan Meadow the land drops

precipitously into the high desert around Clifton.

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