East McNary in the White Mountains, the Sunrise ski area has 42km of cross country ski trails. There are 21km of groomed tracks and 21km of ungroomed tracks.
To reach the Mogollon Route trailhead from Phoenix, follow SR87 north to Payson. From Payson, head east on SR260 following the Mogollon Rim to Show Low. At Show Low, continue on Hwy. 260 through Pinetop-Lakeside and McNary to State Hwy. 273. Turn Right on Hwy. 273. Sunrise Park Lodge is four miles south on Hwy. 273 and the Sunrise Ski Area is three miles past the lodge.
Overall, Sunrise Park Resort is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 11 Nordic ski destinations in Arizona.
Local Contacts: Sunrise Park Resort (928) 735-7669; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: NFS Lakeside CG near Lakeside Ranger Office
Breakfast Restaurant: Johnny Angels, Pinetop
Reference Source: click here http://sunriseskiparkaz.com/
GPS: 34.0009, -109.5354
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 9/26/2018
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