For a chance to see pronghorn antelope, elk, and mule deer, head south of Eagar to the Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area. This 1,362-acre grassy valley at the foot of the White Mountains was once a cattle ranch, and today the old ranch house serves as a visitor center (open daily 8am to 5pm from mid-May to mid-October). Several miles of hiking trails wind through forest and pasture and past lakes and ponds. There’s good bird-watching here, too, especially for hummingbirds. Be aware that hunting is allowed on the property in season. Sipe is 5 miles down a gravel road that begins 2 miles south of Eagar off U.S. 180/191. For more information, contact the Arizona Game & Fish Department, Pinetop Regional Office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., in Pinetop (www.azgfd.com; tel. 928/367-4281).
Off Ariz. 260 between Eagar and Greer (take CR 4124), the X Diamond Ranch (www.xdiamondranch.net; tel. 928/333-2286; see below) maintains a section of the Little Colorado River as a fly-fishing stream. The half-day fishing rate is $40, while a full day costs $50.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.