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 3 miles east
of Alpine on U.S. 180 to FR 281 (Blue River Road). Turn south and follow this
scenic back road about 32 miles along to a point where a sign marks the end of
the road. Drive 13 miles back up the river to FR 567 and take this road up out
of the Canyon to U.S. 191. There are a number of good overlooks along the way.
Turn north (right) on U.S. 191 back to Alpine. Total mileage is about 66 miles
round trip. Driving time is about 2 to 4 hours.
canyon, beautiful stream
- Historic ranches
- Nearest facilities in
Roads along this
route are maintained by Apache County and suitable for passenger cars in all
but the worst weather.
Red Hill Road can
be quite slick after rain. Blue River Road (FR 281) is plowed in the
winter. Red Hill Road is not.
Spring and fall
are the best times to take this ride. Winters are nice too (its warm down
here). Summers, however, can be a bit hot.
drive follows the meandering Blue River about 22 miles down the canyon it has
cut through the Blue Range. A number of picturesque ranches and homesteads are
clustered along the stream, which winds through stands of cottonwoods and
sycamores. Return by way of Red Hill Road (FR 567) and enjoy sweeping panoramas
of the canyon youve just toured and the Blue Range that surrounds it.
For current information of road conditions,
contact the Alpine
Ranger District :
P.O. Box 469
Alpine, AZ 85920
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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