Charming Show Low is a town where panoramic views complement great dining, unique shopping and exhilarating outdoor activities. 

Enjoy stunning views of the White Mountains as you browse Show Low’s boutique stores, enjoy many great cafés and restaurants and hike in the excellent parks.

Located in the rugged terrain of central Arizona, 6,412 feet (1,954 meters) above sea level, Show Low is a superb location to explore the great outdoors. Head to Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Park on the city’s northern border to hike the trails and fish or kayak in the lakes. During the day watch for raptors soaring overhead and at night watch the starry Arizona skies from your campsite. Explore the surrounding forest by yourself or take one of the regular guided nature walks.

Keen hikers should head farther afield to the White Mountain Trail System. Over 25 well-maintained paths weave their way through the fascinating Arizona landscape. For a different way to enjoy the trails, try taking out a mountain bike or riding a horse. Show Low is well connected by bus to many of the nearby towns, so it’s easy to explore more distant trails. Pinetop-Lakeside, 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Show Low, has one of the world's largest stands of ponderosa pines. In winter, visit one of the most popular ski areas in the western U.S. at the Sunrise Park Resort, located about 34 miles (55 kilometers) south of Show Low.

Golfers can spend their time at two of the finest public golf courses in the state, while families will enjoy the Show Low Museum in town. Find out about the city’s Mormon past and discover how Show Low got its name. Explore the town further and you will find several interesting shops selling unique, locally made goods, as well as cafés and restaurants serving hearty meals for hikers.

If you are planning to camp, be aware that winters in Show Low are cold. Heavy snowfall is common between November and April. At this time of year the landscape becomes a pristine winter wonderland. Show Low Lake Campground is open year-round with campsites available by reservation. For warmer accommodations, stay at one of the hotels in the center of town.

Top Hotels in Show Low

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Days Inn by Wyndham Show Low
Days Inn by Wyndham Show Low
2 out of 5
480 W Deuce Of Clubs, Show Low, AZ
CA $77
per night
Nov 28 - Nov 29

Situated in Show Low, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Show Low Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bison Golf and Country Club and Fool Hollow Lake Recreation ...

4.1/5Very Good! (903 reviews)

"the beds I felt r too high --- I have a mom that had alittle trouble gettin into the bed as she's alittle on the shorter side -- I also have a small service animal who had an awful time gettin on the bed & he ended up hurtin himself & was in awful pain the day after we checked out cuz he kept tryin ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Show Low
Quality Inn Pinetop Lakeside
Quality Inn Pinetop Lakeside
2.5 out of 5
458 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop, AZ
CA $81
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6

Located in the heart of Pinetop, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Rainbow Lake, Ponderosa Plaza and Woodland Lake Park. Hon-Dah Casino and Pinetop Lakes ...

4.1/5Very Good! (639 reviews)

"Liked the staff and service. A/C and heater was inconsistent and difficult to use. Breakfast was better elsewhere. But overall it was clean. I would go back."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 4, 2019

Quality Inn Pinetop Lakeside
Pvc at The Roundhouse Resort by Diamond Resorts
Pvc at The Roundhouse Resort by Diamond Resorts
2.5 out of 5
5801 Bucksprings Rd, Pinetop, AZ
CA $106
per night
Dec 3 - Dec 4

This family-friendly Pinetop cabin is located in the mountains, 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ponderosa ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (307 reviews)

"This property is great. Lots to do, clean and easy."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 18, 2019

Pvc at The Roundhouse Resort by Diamond Resorts

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