- 651 S. Torreon Loop - Show Low
- Arinoza 85901 - United States
Visitor to Show Low, Arizona, a destination abounding in High Country Lakes, Majestic Mountains, Tall Pines, Bountiful Fishing, Exciting Small Business Opportunities, and Affordable Golfing. In Show Low, you'll experience a certain feeling that can't easily be put into words...a sense of welcome and old-fashioned hospitality. Here, your senses will be immersed in the pleasure of a real escape and the sheer delight of thousands of unspoiled acres of mother nature's splendid blend of lushly timbered mountains and breathtaking high desert plateaus.
Within it you'll discover our western history and heritage and view the splendor of our nearby high country lakes as well as the quiet beauty of our Mogollon Rim country.
In Show Low you'll find modern and affordable motels and RV parks, restaurants, service businesses, and recreation areas with friendly people who strive to make your time with us enjoyable, rewarding, and fun filled.
The most often asked question by newcomers to Show Low is how the town got its name. 2 of Clubs Marion Clark and Croyden E. Cooley, a famous Indian scout, were partners and homesteaded their land in 1870, fencing off some 100,000 acres of land with barbed wire.
Here, in our spacious high country, you can golf, hike, fish, horseback ride, camp, bike, hunt, and ski, all within minutes of our downtown area.
The world famous Sunrise Ski Resort is only 47 miles south of Show Low and offers a winter wonderland skiing opportunity for every range of skill from novice to expert. With over 65 trails and a modern and efficient chair lift operation that spans three mountain peaks, this beautiful resort is a downhill skier's dream. Cross-country skiing opportunities also abound throughout the Show Low high country region, offering spectacular views and exhilarating challenges for the winter adventurer.
Enjoy the beauty and splendor all year long while hiking on the White Mountains Trail System. This Trail system is composed of roughly 180 miles of interconnecting multi-use loop-trails, stretching from the community of Vernon in the east to the community of Pinedale on the western edge.
It is designed for non-motorized travel, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use.
Mogollon Rim Overlook - Park your car and walk 1/4 mile to the overlook and enjoy the expanse of the Mogollon rim. An interpretive guide is part of the hike with placards naming the flora and fauna of the area as you walk.
Lake Mountain Auto Tour - Three hours to complete. Pick up cassette tapes for the tours at the Lakeside Ranger Station and enjoy the sites, sounds and grandeur of the White Mountains. See nature in the raw and enjoy the experience.
Show Low City Park - Situated on 52 acres of beautiful forest land, this park is the recreational center of activity in Show Low. There are family picnic areas and two pavilions for large group gatherings. There are also three softball fields, two tennis courts, three racquetball courts, two sand volleyball courts, and a basketball court. Other features include horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, a jogging fitness course and two children's playgrounds.
Swimming Pool - Our Family Aquatic Center is one of the most popular attractions in Show Low. The Aquatic Center includes a water slide, play fountains, zero depth entry, water basketball, water volleyball, indoor and outdoor spas, a sun deck, and changing rooms. The Center also offers many fun year-round programs.
Pintail Lake's Wild Game Observation - A game and waterfowl preservation area is located at Pintail Lake, 2 miles north of Show Low. This migratory rest area for ducks, geese and other waterfowl boasts unique grasses and reeds, and depending on the time of year, several wildlife species. There are observation platforms and an enclosed blind for the public's use. Take Pintail Lakes Road east off of S.R. 77 and drive all but the last 1/4 mile. You can walk the remainder on a paved trail.
A myriad of festivals provide entertainment for the entire family throughout the year. Just sampling our excellent restaurants, exploring our archeological Indian ruins, visiting the Hon Dah Gaming Casino, seeing our historic sites, and hiking a few of our many wilderness trails will easily satisfy one's sense of adventure.
Theatre Mountain, a nationally recognized community theater, is just a short drive from Show Low. Theatre Mountain's season opens in April and runs through October with special holiday performances at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The theater offers a variety of comedies, musicals and melodramas with curtain time at 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.
Auto Racetrack - Thunder Raceway is open from March through October for late model stocks, mini stocks, sprints and demolition cars.
Located within the surrounding Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, there are 58 campgrounds offering a wide variety of outdoor camping opportunities. Many have commercial RV facilities with full hookups, showers, electricity, and all the amenities. Tent campgrounds are available and surrounded by hiking trails and pristine lakes.
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area - Managed by the Arizona State Parks and Recreation Department, Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area offers a full service RV and tent camping with shower/restroom facility, playground, and on-site RV dump station. Each site has picnic tables, water faucets, and fire ring grills. This recreation area offers a spectacular scenic setting with campground sites overlooking the lake. There are trails for fishing and hiking along the shore and two boat launching ramps (motors restricted to 8 horsepower). The recreation area is operated as a fee site with the exception of the west side boat ramp where individuals with valid Arizona fishing licenses will get free access to the boat ramp and vehicle/trailer parking lots.
Show Low Lake County Park - One hundred acres, elevation 6,500. If you are a trout fisherman, early spring is the recommended season. Other species include walleye, largemouth bass, bluegil and catfish. If you enjoy shoreline fishing, Show Low Lake is better than most. There is a small bait shop with boat rentals and a launch. There are showers, bathrooms, walk-in store, an observation deck, dump stations, playgrounds and an activity center.
The City of Show Low has a broad range of community facilities including a municipal library, bowling alley, 18-hole golf course (5 within a 15-mile radius), an archery range, drive-in theater, twin-plex theater, and many athletic facilities, such as an indoor aquatic facility, lighted Little League softball and baseball fields, handball and basketball court facilities, tennis courts and picnic areas.
The City of Show Low Family Aquatic Fitness Center has become known as the Oasis in the Pines throughout the region. The Aquatic Center, first opened in 1994, provides a zero-depth entry and play fountain, a 52' spiral slide, an indoor spa and a 25', 6-lane competitive swimming area. The competitive swim area also provides space for water sports, aerobics and swim lesson programs. This recreational facility is full of activity, from private rentals to periodic "Float-N-Flicks" for teenagers and families alike.
Also located on the southern boundary of the City is Show Low Lake, operated by Navajo County Parks & Recreation, which offers campgrounds and picnic areas, including a 75-site group campground area.
The White Mountains area is home to the White Mountain Trail System, which was conceived and designed as a way to increase recreational opportunities for everyone who enjoys the forest through hiking, biking and horseback riding.