Apache County
Nearby Attractions

District I
Canyon de Chelly
National Park

Canyon de Chelly National Monument located 2 hrs and 18 minutes away was authorized in 1931 by President Herbert Hoover in large measure to preserve the important archeological resources that span more than 4,000 years of human occupation.
Four Corners Monument
Four Corners Monument located 3 hrs and 32 minutes away. The Four Corners Monument marks the quadripoint in the Southwestern United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet. It is the only point in the United States shared by four states, leading to the area being named the Four Corners region.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley located 3 hrs and 45 minutes away.  Monument Valley, a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border, is known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The landscape overwhelms, not just by its beauty but also by its size.  The pinnacles of rock that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley.
Wheatfields Lake

Wheatfields Lake located 2 hrs and 20 minutes away. This a lake in Apache County near the base of the Chuska Mountains, managed as a cold-water fishery, and located east of Canyon de Chelly National Monument and South of Tsaile is a popular for fishing camping and picnicing and is located in the heart of the beautiful Navajo Indian Nation.
District II
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site located 1 hr and 39 minutes away. Hubbell Trading Post is the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation. Hubbell’s is all about the culture, tradition, and artistry of a place that is steeped in the history of the West while continuing today as a living, thriving, active trading post.
Navajo Nation Museum
 Navajo Nation Museum located 1 hr and 37 minutes away was established in 1961 but in 1998, the Museum was moved into a recently-built 54,000 square foot contemporary purpose-built building which it shares with the Navajo Nation Library and Research collection. This Museum promotes the Dine’ culture, language and history through it contemporary and traditional exhibits, programs and tours.
Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park

Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park located 1 hrs and 37 minutes away. The Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park is the only Native American owned-and-operated Zoo in the Country. Offering the visitor a quiet place to reflect, and a opportunity to connect with over 50 animal species native to the Navajo Nation. Admission is Free for everyone!
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park
Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park located 1 hr and 54 minutes away you can see the graceful Redstone arch for which the capital of the Navajo Nation is named. The Navajo Nation headquarters and other government offices were built in close proximity to this mystical rock formation. Recently, the Navajo Nation has built a Veterans Memorial at the base of Window Rock to honor the many Navajos who served in the U. S. military.
District III
Apache County Museum
Apache County Historical Society Museum located 5 minutes away opened its’ doors more than 45 years ago.  It holds a comprehensive selection of historical relics and is well worth the visit.
Big Lake
Big Lake located 1 hr and 13 minutes away is said to be one of Arizona’s best kept secrets, located in the White Mountain, on the 2 million-acre Apache-Sitgraves National Forest. Fishing, Hunting and a great escape from the busy city life.
Casa Malpais Ruins

Casa Malpais Ruins located 31 minutes away is the Premiere archaeological site in the White Mountains. This 17-acre ruins was occupied in the 13th century.
Lavender Farm

Red Rock Lavender, growers of high altitude Lavender, starting in 1998 with the first field of lavender, the farm now has 35,000 plants. It was the first commercial lavender farm in Arizona.
Lyman Lake State Park

Created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River, Lyman Lake State Park is located 17 minutes away and is a 1,200-acre park that encompasses the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 feet.
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park  and the Painted Desert located 1 hr and 19 minutes away. This park highlights topics like archeology, natural environments, and the famous petrified logs.
Springerville Heritage Center

Springerville Heritage Center  located 30 minutes away. Four museums, the Renee Cushman Museum, the Becker Family History Museum, Casa Malpaís, and the White Mountain Historical Society have been relocated into this historic school building, Offering visitors and community members opportunities to learn about history, art, and the area.
Sunrise Ski Resort

Sunrise Ski Resort located 1 hr and 6 minutes away. Owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Sunrise Ski Resort offers runs over three mountains, separate snowboarding area, cross country ski trails, and a special children’s area. The resort is also open during the spring months for various activities.
26 Bar Ranch (John Wayne Ranch)

26 Bar Ranch (John Wayne Ranch) 40 minutes away. In 1964 this Hereford ranch became the 26 Bar Ranch or John Wayne’s Ranch. The 26 Bar Ranch, was known for its tradition of producing top quality Hereford cattle. John Wayne along with Ken Reafsnyder and Louis Johnson, his business partners, kept the ranch until John Wayne’s death in 1979. The ranch is currently owned by the Hopi Tribe.