Getting To

Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

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.

DRIVING HERE

 

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

FLYING IN

 

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. 

 

EVENT LOCATION

The 2019 White Mountains Balloon Festival will be held at

Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex. 

1101 S. Woodland Road

Lakeside, AZ 85929

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