Mountain air and lake water keep temperatures milder than surrounding desert areas, which is a draw for vacationers. Year-round activities include fishing, hiking, camping, skiing and horseback riding.
- Little Colorado River: Inviting cabins along the river are ideal for lodging. Vacationers to Little Colorado River fish for trout, hike, photograph wildflowers and tour nearby canyons.
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Park: Explore this expansive park that boasts the world's largest ponderosa pine forest. The land stretches out across two million acres with lakes, wilderness and vista views.
- Butterfly Lodge Museum: Tucked in a pine forest and close to the Little Colorado River, the museum is a must stop for nature lovers who observe butterflies in a meadow. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the log cabin museum provides Arizona history and artwork.