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East Escudilla Drive

Arizona's White Mountains
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

White Mountains Online wishes to express our appreciation to the USDA Forest Service, Alpine Ranger District for providing this information!

For more information, please feel free to contact the USDA Forest Service, Alpine Ranger District at 520.339.4384 or you may write us at P.O. Box 469 Alpine, Arizona 85920


Drive 2 miles east from Alpine on U.S. 180 to FR 275. Follow this road 22 miles north to U.S. 191 (formerly U.S. 666) and return to Alpine.

  • Old fire area healing naturally
  • Plentiful wildlife
  • Lodging, gas, restaurants in Alpine


Roads along this route are graveled and suitable for passenger cars in all but the worst weather. Total distance round trip from Alpine is 40 miles. Driving time is about 2 to 3 hours.

Best Season:

Spring and summer are good times to take this ride but the fall is most spectacular.


The area devastated by the 1951 Escudilla burn is recovering nicely along this route. The new growth has made this area extremely productive wildlife habitat.


For current information of road conditions,
contact the Alpine Ranger District :
P.O. Box 469
Alpine, AZ 85920
(928 339-4384

White Mountains Online and The Alpine Ranger District are not responsible for any incidents that may occur on these tours. Please contact the Alpine Ranger District for the current information on current weather and road conditions.

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