Consider making Springerville-Eagar your headquarters for day trips to the Petrified Forest, Big Lake, Luna New Mexico, Volcanic Field Tour, Casa Malpaís National Park, Zuni, Sunrise Ski Resort, or any of our hiking, biking, ATV, or horse trails.
Volcanic Field Tour Day Trip
Areas of a large number of volcanoes are called volcanic fields by geologists and large volcanic fields with hundreds of volcanoes are quite rare and unusual. The Springerville Field contains 405 vents, and covers about 1,158 square miles (that is larger than the state of Rhode Island)! The field extends from just east of Springerville to Show Low and from Greer to just south of St. Johns. The large area covered by this volcanic field is also very unusual. There are very few other places in the world where you can drive at interstate highway speeds for one hour (such as between Springerville and Show Low) and still be in the same volcanic field.
Petrified Forest National Monument
A little more than an hour from the Springerville Heritage Center lies the Petrified Forest, and it is more spectacular than ever. While the park’s wonders haven’t changed much in thousands of years, how you experience this unique environment has. There are backcountry hikes into areas closed to visitors until recently—such as Red Basin and little known areas such as Martha’s Butte. There are also new exhibits to bring the stories to life. Come discover—or rediscover—the Petrified Forest!