Located in the beautiful High
Country of Arizona, enjoying four seasons of the year, Springerville and
Eagar are the Gateway to your White Mountain adventure! Christened
"Valle Redondo" or Round Valley by its founder, Juan Baca, the beautiful sister
cities of Springerville and Eagar lie tucked in a high mountain valley.
Springerville and Eagar offer the closest accommodations to many of the
hundreds of lakes and streams in the White Mountains. They are just minutes
from Apache Sunrise Ski
Resort - one of the Southwest's premier downhill snow ski facilities.
As the "Gateway To The White Mountains" people of diverse backgrounds have for
centuries journeyed to this high mountain valley to enjoy its natural cultural
amenities whether in search of rest, or recreation.
Mountain Historical Park and old Fort Redondo give the visitor a further look
into the area's diverse cultural background. A variety of shops welcome the
visitor and many festivals are held throughout the year. A Christmas Electric
Light Parade and 4th of July Parade highlight the many activities held during
the year in these sister communities in addition to the many things to see and
The Little House Museum
Little House Museum is an authentic presentation of ranching, outlaw, and
pioneer history. A truly unique museum nestled in the majestic canyon walls of
the Little Colorado River, The Little House Museum features a collection of
local history including, historical photos and mementos marking the passage of
time and style of life. Revisit a way of life in the newly restored Husley
Museum is located seven miles west of Eagar on South Fork Road, then three
miles south of Highway 260.
26 Bar Ranch
The 26 Bar Ranch, located in Eagar
on State Route 260, is steeped in the history of the Hereford industry. Back in
the 1940's it was part of the famous Milky Way Ranch. The big white show barn,
under the hill outside of town, has become one of the local landmarks. This
ranch and show barn have been the home for many top Hereford cattle that have
made their mark in the Hereford industry.
recent times the ranch has become noted as the 26 Bar Ranch or John Wayne's
Ranch. The 26 Bar Ranch was started in 1964 by three forward-thinking
businessmen. Along with Mr. Wayne, was Ken Reafsnyder (associated with Knott's
Berry Farm in Los Angeles), and Louis Johnson (cotton farmer and businessmen
from Stanfield, Arizona). After the death of John Wayne, the ranch was sold to
Karl Eller with John Johnson staying on as general manager.
Renee Cushman Art Museum
special wing of the new meeting house for the Springerville and Eagar Third
Wards of the Mormon Church visitors will find the Renee Cushman Art Museum. The
Museum contains an engraving attributed to Rembrandt, three pen drawings by
Tiepolo, and dozens of other pieces of art and furniture dating from the
Renaissance to the early twentieth century. This remarkable collection was a
gift to the members of the Church by Mrs. Renee Scharf Cushman.
museum is open by appointment only. Call the Round Valley Chamber of Commerce
at (928)333-2123 for more information.
Casa Malpais Indian
two miles north of Springerville on State Route 60, Casa Malpais is a ruin of
the Mogollon Indian Culture. The Mogollon, Sinagua, Anasazi, and Hohokam
Indians were the primary tribes in the region from the 11th century to the 14th
century. Most historians believe the tribes departures were related to climatic
changes around the 1300's.
museum is on Main Street in Springerville where the guided tours originate.
State Route 666 from Morenci to
Springerville is known as the Coronado Trail. This is reported to be the trail
taken by Francisco Vasques de Coronado in his search for the Seven Cities of
Cibola over four centuries ago. This route passes through some of the most
beautiful countryside in this part of the State and is known as one of our
nation's top ten scenic byways.
Coronado Trail offers exceptional views of forest-meadow country, sportsmen
lodges for off-trail hunting and fishing, wildlife, and former gold camps. The
trail ends in the south at Morenci with its huge copper pits. Four rivers lie
in the forest including: the Black, Little Colorado, the Blue, and the San
Francisco. Elevations in the forest range from 3,500 ft. to the 11,590 foot
summit of Mt. Baldy on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. Some of
the 24 lakes and reservoirs located in the forest are stocked for fishing, and
there are more than 680 miles of clear trout
areas along the route are ideal for pack trips and hiking, with excellent
hunting for big and small game.
Big Lake Recreational
Located twenty-three miles south of Eagar in the
Forest, Big Lake is stocked each fall and spring with approximately
3,000,000 trout. The area boasts three of the best campgrounds in the State, a
store, boat rentals and guided nature walks. In the fall, the Big Lake area
becomes a pallet of color.
of the Trail
The Madonna of the Trail is one of twelve statues built across the
country in the 1930's to honor the Spirit of the Pioneer Woman. The statue is
located on Main Street in Springerville, across the street from the Post
Valley Ensphere is the only high school domed football
stadium in the United States. A multiuse facility on the campus of the Round
Valley High School, the Ensphere is located in the town of Eagar. The dome of
the Ensphere is 120,000 square feet, 104 feet in height, and 440 feet in
diameter. Dressing rooms and locker facilities are available for simultaneous
use by up to four athletic teams. The Round Valley Ensphere stands as a
monument to the profound commitment this community has made to nurturing its
Springerville Volcanic Field
1, 158 square miles of
volcanoes! Self guided auto tour. The Springerville Volcanic Field has fired
the imaginations of visitors and inhabitants of the White Mountain area since
prehistoric times. Famous author Edgar Rice Burroughs used its cones and lava
flows as the opening setting of one of his "John Carter on Mars" books in 1935.
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For further information,
Round Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 31
phone: (928) 333-2123
fax: (928) 333-5690
Town of Springerville
Springerville, AZ 85938
phone: (928) 333-2656
fax: (928) 333-5598
Town of Eagar
174 South Main
Eagar, AZ 85925
phone: (928) 333-4128
fax: (928) 333-5140
This information was prepared by the Arizona Department of Commerce
Communications and Research Division in cooperation with the Towns of Eagar and
Springerville. Additional resources include:
P.O. Box 767
St. Johns, AZ 85936