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To comply with the USDA Forest Service Travel Management Rule, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests officials propose to provide a system of National Forest System roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use. This road and motorized trail system will provide access to the forests while protecting physical, biological and cultural resources. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests values public participation, and is planning public meetings in Clifton, Springerville, and Show Low during the 60-day comment period. Please visit our Travel Management Project Home Page to get more information.

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Districts on the Apache-Sitgreaves


The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, administered as one national forest,  encompasses 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 (pronounced: muggy-own) Rim’s 7,600- foot elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low lands to the south. The Rim 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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Historic Restoration Project at Pinedale

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This summer the U.S. Forest Service had several volunteer organizations team up to preserve a few very unique, historic buildings designed by U.S. Forest Service architects and constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.

Congressman O'Halleran Visits Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests


Thursday, August 8, 2019, Congressman Thomas Charles O'Halleran, a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Arizona's 1st congressional district paid a visit to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Headquarters in Springerville, Arizona.

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Relocation of Springerville Ranger District to USFS Headquarters Bldg.

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The Springerville Ranger District, located at 165 So. Mountain Ave. is relocating to the Apache-Sitgreaves Headquarters Bldg located at 30 So. Chiricahua Dr. in Springerville, Arizona

Monday, September 23rd - Marks the First Day of AUTUMN!

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019 - Marks the First Day of Autumn.


Apache-Sitgreaves NF Release Environmental Impact Statement for Motorized Travel

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To comply with the Travel Management Rule, Apache-Sitgreaves officials propose a system of Forest System roads, trails & areas designated for motor vehicle use.

Robert Gump, Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor

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The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests would like to express a warm welcome to Robert Gump, our new Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor. 

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Hulsey Lake Restored 2015

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Link to volunteer page

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