Pinetop-Lakeside is located in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. The town is nestled in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, home to the largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world. The clear blue skies and tall pines are sure to make a stunning backdrop for a hot air balloon festival.
FROM PHOENIX | APPROX. 3.5 HOURS
Payson Route: Follow State Hwy 87 north to Payson, AZ. In Payson, take State Hwy 260 east along the Mogollon Rim to Show Low, AZ. Once you arrive in Show Low turn left onto W. Deuce of Clubs for 2 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 260 / White Mountain Blvd. for about 15 miles.
Salt River Canyon Route: Take Hwy 60 east to Globe. From Globe continue on Hwy 60 through Salt River Canyon into Show Low. Turn right onto Hwy 260 / White Mountain Blvd. for about 15 miles.
FROM TUCSON | APPROX. 4 HOURS
Take Hwy 89 north to Oracle Junction. From Oracle Junction take Hwy 77 north to Globe. From Globe take Hwy 60 through Salt River Canyon into Show Low. Turn right onto Hwy 260 / White Mountain Blvd. for about 15 miles.
FROM ALBUQUERQUE, NM | APPROX. 4 HOURS DRIVE TIME
FROM LAS VEGAS, NV | APPROX. 6 HOURS DRIVE TIME
FROM DURANGO, CO | APPROX. 5 HOURS DRIVE TIME
FROM LOS ANGELES | APPROX. 9 HOURS DRIVE TIME
Our closest major airports are Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ and Albuquerque International Sunport in Albuquerque, NM. There are options for flying from Phoenix to Show Low on Boutique Air.