White Mountains (Arizona)

White Mountains (Arizona)

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The White Mountains of Arizona are a mountain range in the eastern part of the state, near the border with New Mexico. It is a part of the Colorado Plateau high country that extends through the middle of the state, the Mogollon Rim being adjacent to the west. Nearby communities include Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Greer, Springerville, and Eagar. Much of the range is within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

The highest summit is Mount Baldy, with an elevation of convert|11400|ft|m|0.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 White Mountains are a popular summer destination for residents of Phoenix and Tucson escaping the heat, and most winters have sufficient snow for the Sunrise Park Resort ski area to operate.

The part of the White Mountains outside the reservation is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

External links

* [http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.856732,-109.515839&spn=0.504068,0.933838&t=h&z=10&om=1 Google Maps satellite photo]
* [http://www.go-arizona.com/white-mountains Arizona Travel Guide info for the White Mountains]
* [http://www.arizonahandbook.com/white.htm Arizona Handbook info]
* {http://www.arizonabackpack.com}


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