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Escudilla/Terry Flat 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 6 miles north of Alpine on U.S. 191 (formerly U.S. 666). Turn west on FR 56 and follow it up and around Terry Flat Loop and back to the highway. Total distance round trip from Alpine is 27 miles. Driving time is about 1 to 2 hours.

Fall Colors Features:
  • Big meadows, big Views
  • Watchable wildlife
  • Magnificent fall colors
  • Lodging, gas, restaurants in Alpine
  • Mountain biking loop and hiking trails


Roads along this route are graveled and suitable for passenger cars except during periods of wet weather.

Best Season:

Spring and summer area good times to take this drive but fall is most spectacular.


Along this drive you'll enjoy great views high on the slopes of Arizona’s third highest mountain.


For current information of road conditions,
contact the Alpine Ranger District :
P.O. Box 469
Alpine, AZ 85920
(520) 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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