Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests - Welcome

Magnificent Mountain Country

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has over two million acres filled with incredible experiences and natural wonders that are open to everyone!

Discover Special Places

Major attractions for visitors from the desert are the Mogollon Rim and eight cold-water lakes. From the Rim’s 7,600 - foot elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low lands to the south.

With two million acres, there's something for everyone to see and do!

Plan Your Visit

  • Recreation

    recreational boat at Carnero Lake during a pink and orange sunrise

    Lakes and mountains. The Mogollon Rim. The White Mountains. A place of spiritual renewal and more...

  • Find Your Way

    bike trail on the A-S national forest

    Interactive, downloadable and print maps and publications of National Forests and National Grasslands in Arizona and New Mexico.

  • Passes/Permits

    view up through birch trees

    Purchase recreation passes, permits for forest products, or apply for special-use permits for events and commercial activities.

Get Involved!

  • Comment Period Open for Legacy Road & Trail Projects

    River with trail maintenance equipment

    The Legacy Road & Trails program is accepting comments on proposed projects for fiscal years 2025 and 2026. Submit comments by July 14.

Learn More About the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

  • Caring for the Land

    Mexican Spotted Owls in a tree

    The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are tasked with managing public lands brimming with natural resources and diverse wildlife. We work to protect at-risk species like the Mexican spotted owl and New Mexican jumping mouse, protect the Heber Wild Horse Territory, ensure forest health through safe logging practices, and restore critical ecosystems.


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests host fourth annual Women in Wildfire bootcamp

Attendees of the Women in Wildfire weekend work on "digging line"

Participants receive training, qualifications to pursue careers as wildland firefighters

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Recent wildfires motivate area residents to train as wildland firefighters

Attendees of the Women in Wildfire weekend work with a fire engine

Arizona, California, Colorado wildfires prompt applicants for Apache-Sitgreaves Women in Wildfire training

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