Alpine, AZ is a mountain community located at the eastern edge of Arizona’s White Mountains. At an elevation of 8,050 feet, Alpine is surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and is near the headwaters of the San Francisco River, just six miles from the New Mexico state line. The community’s high meadows are surrounded by majestic peaks, including Escudilla Mountain at an elevation of 10,877 feet, which is covered with tall pines and aspen.
The Apache-Sitgreaves Forest contains wilderness and primitive areas. Within a 30-mile radius there are more than 200 miles of trout streams and 11 lakes. The area boasts excellent fishing, camping, hiking, cross country skiing, fall color displays, horseback riding, big game hunting, and photographic opportunities. Luna Lake and the Alpine Divide have developed campsites – additional campgrounds can be found on the Black River (8,000 ft.) and Blue River (6,000 ft.). Luna Lake is also a wildlife refuge where bald and golden eagles, as well as swans and geese, are often seen. Outdoor activities abound around Alpine including the highest elevation golf course in the state!