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 Welcome to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

There are NO fire restrictions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Fire Prevention Poster
A third grade poster winner for 2015 comprehends how to put out a campfire.  However, many visitors to the forest do not, and by the end of past summers hundreds of campfires were left smoldering. Let’s make this summer an exception. Help us in establishing a ‘zero’ tolerance for abandoned campfires.  We don’t want to see you cited for walking away. 



Districts on the Apache-Sitgreaves


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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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