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7 Top Spring Break Activities for Families in the White Mountains

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Spring Break can be a wonderful time to explore the White Mountains and Show Low area with your family. Daily high temperatures range from 53°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 70°F. It’s refreshing to view the beautiful scenery with miles of ponderosa pines and breathe crisp mountain air. We’ve gathered a few suggestions to explore as you venture into the White Mountain area of Northeastern Arizona:

1. Horseback Riding

Love horses? Porter Mountain Stables is a family-owned and operated business and a staple in the White Mountain community. Named the #1 equestrian adventure in The White Mountain area, this might be the spring break experience you are looking for. Stop by and meet the horses, feed them some treats and take them out for a stroll through creeks and through the breathtaking scenery of the Apache Sitgreaves forest. Make reservations before you go.
Location: 3092 Jacks Road, Lakeside

2. White Mountain Family Fun Park

There’s no end to the fun found at White Mountain Family Fun Park. You’ll find something for everyone, including go karts, a lazer maze, mini golf and arcade activities. Your family will be talking about this adventure for years to come.
Location: 4725 W White Mountain Blvd Lakeside, AZ

3. Visit Buffalo Bill’s Museum

Stop in at Buffalo Bill’s to experience an authentic western atmosphere and see interesting memorabilia. Known as Show Low’s hottest spot for food, drinks and fun, it’s a great place to meet up with family and friends.
Location: The west end of town on Hwy. 260 at 400 N Clark Rd., Show Low

4. Explore Show Low Bluff Trail

Enjoy a leisurely hike along the Bluff Trail, a perfect choice for people of all fitness levels, including those looking for a more relaxed stroll. The path goes through an expansive open meadow, where you might find frogs, flowers and flourishing plants. The highlight of the hike is a bridge over the serene Show Low Creek.
Location: 769 S White Mountain Rd, Show Low 

5. Fool Hollow

Named after a settler who attempted to farm the canyon area in the 1880s, Arizona Game and Fish Department constructed the lake to provide water-oriented outdoor recreation. You’ll enjoy the 150-acre lake where wildlife roam.
Location: 1500 Fools Hallow Rd., Show Low

6. Show Low City Park

There’s a little bit of everything at Show Low City Park, from baseball fields to basketball courts, plus a dog park, horseshoe pits and playgrounds. It’s a great place to hang out with the residents and enjoy the slow pace of life.
751 S. Clark Rd., Show Low

7. Torreon

Amidst miles of scenic trails, lakes and streams, the Torreon clubhouse has lots of activities for its member’s families, including a family and fitness center, a pool, tennis and pickleball courts and much more that open at the end of March/early April. There are activities for kids of all ages with classic board games, a video arcade and a kids’ movie room. Torreon Grille is open to the public in the spring and summer, while amenities are open to members. Check website for hours, reservations and availability
Location: 651 S. Torreon Loop, Show Low

The White Mountains of Arizona offer endless opportunities for unforgettable spring break experiences. Before you head out, be sure to pack plenty of water, snacks, and your camera to capture the unforgettable scenery along the way. The breathtaking region promises to leave you inspired and rejuvenated.

Located just three hours from Phoenix in Show Low Arizona, Torreon is a luxury golfing community nestled in the White Mountains of Northeastern Arizona. It offers convenience, world-class recreation and amenities for the entire family. Offering everything from a sprawling outdoor pool, expansive fitness center, award-winning food at Torreon Grille – as well as a family and game center, fishing pond and endless trails throughout the community, every member or guest is sure to enjoy time at Torreon. For information on gorgeous, high country lots nestled in the White Mountains Contact Linda Cedarblade, Designated Broker for Torreon Realty 1-928-532-3030 / To learn more about Desert Troon Companies, its commercial, retail or lifestyle projects or for corporate or leasing information, please call 480-563-5247 or visit