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Lot C 1-5 Silver Lake Lake Blvd, Show Low, AZ 85901
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Show Low, AZ
Show Low is a city in Navajo County, Arizona. It lies on the Mogollon Rim in east central Arizona, at an elevation of 6,345 feet. The city was established in 1870 and incorporated in 1953 with a current population around 12,000.
According to a legend, the city’s unusual name resulted from a marathon poker game between Corydon E. Cooley and Marion Clark. The two men were equal partners in a 100,000-acre ranch; however, the partners determined that there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement, and agreed to settle the issue over a game of “Seven Up” (with the winner taking the ranch and the loser leaving)] After the game seemed to have no winner in sight, Clark said, “If you can show low, you win.” In response, Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs (the lowest possible card) and replied, “Show low it is.” As a tribute to the legend, Show Low’s main street is named “Deuce of Clubs” in remembrance.
In 2002, a large forest fire, the Rodeo–Chediski Fire, threatened the city and forced an evacuation. The fire was extinguished less than a half mile from the city’s border, and Show Low was completely spared. The city is near extensive forests, and is a popular recreational area.
Mountain lakes and streams. The forests of the White Mountains and the Mogollon Rim. Four seasons of scenic beauty in an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. Meadows of wild flowers in the spring, cool refreshing summers, the changing colors of fall, and crisp winters of fresh fallen snow. At an elevation of about 6,400 feet, Show Low is the popular high country vacation hub and it shares the astounding beauty and outdoor recreation paradise of Arizona’s White Mountains country with its neighbor towns of Pinetop Lakeside, Taylor, Springerville, Heber-Overgaard, Eagar, St. Johns and the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation.
Show Low is located in Central-Eastern Arizona about 175 miles northeast of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and about 195 miles from Tucson, so it is a favorite vacation getaway place of the desert-dwellers to escape the heat of summer and to ski the slopes of the nearby Sunrise Ski Resort.
Read the 15 Best Things to Do in Show Low according to The Crazy Tourist HERE
The White Mountains of Arizona is a mountain range and mountainous region in the eastern part of the state, near the border with New Mexico; it is a continuation from the west of the Arizona transition zone–Mogollon Rim, with the Rim ending in western New Mexico. The White Mountains are a part of the Colorado Plateau high country of Northeast Arizona, the Navajo Nation, with the rest of the Plateau in eastern Utah, northwest New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado. Nearby communities include Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Greer, St. Johns, Springerville, Eagar, and McNary. Much of the range is within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
The highest summit is Mount Baldy, with an elevation of 11,400 feet. The mountains are drained to the south by several tributaries of the Salt River, and to the north by the Little Colorado River. There are several small lakes.
The part of the White Mountains outside the reservation is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
The White Mountains are the location of the 1993 motion picture “Fire In The Sky”, a true story of five Arizona loggers accused of committing a hoax or murderous crime after they report a crew member’s (Travis Walton) mysterious disappearance and possible alien abduction, occurring in 1975.Read everything to do in the White Mountains HERE
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park is an American national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. Named for its large deposits of petrified wood, the park covers about 346 square miles (900 square kilometers), encompassing semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands. The park’s headquarters is about 26 miles east of Holbrook along Interstate 40, which parallels the BNSF Railway‘s Southern Transcon, the Puerco River, and historic U.S. Route 66, all crossing the park roughly east–west. The site, the northern part of which extends into the Painted Desert, was declared a national monument in 1906 and a national park in 1962. The park received 644,922 recreational visitors in 2018.
Averaging about 5,400 feet in elevation, the park has a dry windy climate with temperatures that vary from summer highs of about 100 °F to winter lows well below freezing. More than 400 species of plants, dominated by grasses such as bunchgrass, blue grama, and sacaton, are found in the park. Fauna include larger animals such as pronghorns, coyotes, and bobcats, many smaller animals, such as deer mice, snakes, lizards, seven kinds of amphibians, and more than 200 species of birds, some of which are permanent residents and many of which are migratory. About one third of the park is designated wilderness—50,260 acres.
The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Epoch, about 225 million years ago. The sediments containing the fossil logs are part of the widespread and colorful Chinle Formation, from which the Painted Desert gets its name. Beginning about 60 million years ago, the Colorado Plateau, of which the park is part, was pushed upward by tectonic forces and exposed to increased erosion. All of the park’s rock layers above the Chinle, except geologically recent ones found in parts of the park, have been removed by wind and water. In addition to petrified logs, fossils found in the park have included Late Triassic ferns, cycads, ginkgoes, and many other plants as well as fauna including giant reptiles called phytosaurs, large amphibians, and early dinosaurs. Paleontologists have been unearthing and studying the park’s fossils since the early 20th century.
The park’s earliest human inhabitants arrived 13,000 years ago.These Clovis-era people are the ancestors of Native Americans. By about 2,500 years ago Ancestral Pueblo farmers were growing corn and living in subterranean pit houses in what would become the park. By one-thousand years ago Ancestral Pueblo farmers lived in above-ground, masonry dwellings called pueblos and gathered in large communal buildings called great kivas. By AD1450 Ancestral Pueblo farmers in the Petrified Forest migrated to join rapidly growing communities on the Hopi Mesas to the northwest and the Pueblo of Zuni to the east–these locations are still home to thousands of descendant community members today. More than 1000 archeological sites, including petroglyphs, have been discovered in the park. These ancestral places remain important to descendant communities. In the 16th century, Spanish explorers visited the area, and by the mid-19th century a U.S. team had surveyed an east–west route through the area where the park is now located and noted the petrified wood. Later, roads and a railway followed similar routes and gave rise to tourism and, before the park was protected, to large-scale removal of fossils. Theft of petrified wood remains a problem in the 21st century.
Enjoy all four seasons in Northern Arizona’s largest city — located along historic Route 66 just 80 miles from the Grand Canyon. Immerse yourself in the college atmosphere of laid-back Flagstaff. Visiting Flagstaff is perfect for getting outside and exploring historic sites. The city is equally well-known for recharging at local festivals and breweries.
Abutting Northern Arizona University, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park features a 1904 Arts and Crafts home owned by the Riordan brothers, from a prominent Arizona logging family. Flagstaff is the world’s first international dark sky community — and home to Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was discovered — which makes it ideal for exploring the night sky. Another otherworldly sight to see in Flagstaff is the cinder cone at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, which shook the earth around 1085. Before the volcano erupted, native Sinagua people lived there, but after their farmland was buried, some of them moved to nearby Walnut Canyon and Wupatki, where visitors can view cliff dwellings and ancient pueblos. Sinagua descendants, including Arizona’s Hopi and Zuni tribes, are represented at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Arizona Snowbowl, a ski resort north of the city, offers both downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding in winter months and family-friendly activities in the summer. Closer to town, the Flagstaff Urban Trail System traverses more than 50 miles along nonmotorized shared-use pathways. Zipline, climb nets and balance on suspended bridges at Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, or meander around The Arboretum at Flagstaff, which sits on 200 acres within Coconino National Forest.
For music and tunes in autumn, join the fun at Pickin’ in the Pines for bluegrass music and Oktoberfest for beer, brats and polka. The monthly First Friday ArtWalk is when Flagstaff galleries, restaurants and businesses stay open late for special exhibits, performances and live music. In December, journey through Santa’s workshop at the North Pole Experience and ring in the New Year at the historic Weatherford Hotel’s Great Pinecone Drop.In Flagstaff, February is officially known as “Craft Beer Month.” Look for new flavors and events around town, but of course you can sample the suds from local brew pubs any time of year. Download the Flagstaff Brewery Trail passport, and once it’s filled with stamps, receive a free pint glass. Come summer, enjoy Flag’s 80-degree weather and the annual Blues & Brews event, with live music and kegs of the good stuff.