City/Town Snapshot: Town of Springerville, AZ

Springerville is a quaint mountain town known as the "Gateway to the White Mountains," developed around the ranching/logging industry. The downtown area offers a variety of stores and boutiques, along with many dining establishments featuring some of the best food on the mountain. We are a well-kept secret with unique cultural, educational and economic opportunities stemming from the area's gold mine of resources including: rich multicultural society, extensive historic holdings, diverse natural resources and a myriad of recreational opportunities.

Springerville is located in Northeastern Arizona and is the heart of the growing Southwest. Originally established in 1879, Springerville sits at an elevation of 7000 feet.

A variety of industries shape Springerville's economic profile. Cattle and sheep ranching in the early days - tourism, agriculture, construction, forestry and retail sales have increased the economic profile in this beautiful country that has four seasons with temperatures ranging from 20's to 90's.

We are a friendly small town (population of 2000), perfect to raise families, start a business, take a vacation or plan to retire here. We have a full service hospital, K-12 School, a community college, two power plants and an airport.

Located 220 miles east of Phoenix and 250 miles north of Tucson, the White Mountains are the second highest mountain range within Arizona. The relatively isolated terrain is a popular hiking area for those in search of natural beauty and solitude. There are over 200+ miles of non-motorized multiple use developed trails within the White Mountains, most between eight and 16 miles in length and ranging in elevation from 6,500 feet to over 11,000 feet depending on the area. Hikers, bikers, equestrians and cross-country skiers share the magnificent habitat with a diversity of wildlife.

Becker Lake is one of Arizona's true Blue Ribbon trout fisheries located within the town's boundaries on U.S. Route 60, its 85 surface acres and special regulations highlight just how successful scientifically managing our waterways can be. The Little Colorado River Walk's wildlife area has two hiking trails. The River Walk Trail meanders along the Little Colorado River for a half-mile where mule deer and beaver are readily found. In December, the River Walk is turned into the "Festival of Lights," decorated with over 30,000 lights for the holidays.

Casa Malpais, located near Springerville AZ, is the premiere archaeological site in the White Mountains of Arizona. This unique site features an astronomical calendar, a great kiva, ancient stairways, and rock art from the Mogollon culture. Museum features artifacts from Casa Malpais and a video introduction by Hopi and Zuni elders.

Sunrise Park Resort is Arizona's largest ski area. In the summer, a scenic chairlift ride offers views and access to descending trails.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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