Located in Arizona, the cross country skiing in Alpine is known for three cool cross-country skiing trails. The best Alpine cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Williams Valley Loop, Ackre Lake Trail, and Hannagan Meadow Loop. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Alpine cross country skiing trail below.
East of Alpine, the Williams Valley is covered with a fluffy blanket of snow that makes this one of the Southwest's premier winter recreation areas. These established skiing trails are one of Alpine's best areas.
Southwest of Alpine and Hannagan Meadow, the Ackre Lake Trail is a 3.5 mile one-way route above 9,000 feet out to Ackre Lake. The route was designed with nordic skiers in mind. This winding path meanders through aspen stands, broad cienegas as well as thick conifer forests. Opportunities to spy elk and deer are endless, as well as a quick glimpse of a bear or woodland hawk.
Southwest of Alpine, the Hannagan Meadow Loop is a nice 6 mile nordic ski trail with 400 feet of elevation change. It is ideal for encountering wildlife along meadows above 9,000 feet. The groomed routes pass through tall-treed forests and groves of aspen.