|Escudilla Mountain - Terry Flat Loop|
This 15-mile driving route along the eastern edge of the White Mountains loops around the high meadows of Escudilla Mountain, the third highest peak in Arizona at 10,877 feet. There are old-growth stands of Engleman spruce, aspen, and Douglas and white fir in the nearby Escudilla Wilderness Area....
Wildcat Point Loop Drive
|Description: The 45-mile loop passes through old-growth forest and offers scenic vistas of the Black River and the East Fork of the Black River. There are two overlooks of the Black River canyon and a scenic 7-mile driving route that parallels the East Fork of the Black River.|
Wildlife to Watch: There is a high probability of seeing elk, mule deer and pronghorn at dawn and dusk, plus Merriam’s turkey, Abert’s squirrel and coyote. Observant visitors can see bighorn sheep, black bear, coyote, porcupine, Abert’s squirrel, golden-mantled ground squirrel, and rock squirrel. The Mexican gray wolf also inhabits this country, but is rarely seen. Many bird species may be seen along this route. There is a peregrine falcon aerie east of the Wildcat Crossing Bridge, high on the south bluff. Birders should also look for the unique American dipper along the creeks and rivers.
Ownership: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Size: 45-mile driving loop
Closest Town: Alpine
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: