Greenlee County’s rivers flow year-round! Fish for catfish, brook trout, Apache trout, grayling, and others. Also, try Aker Lake. Fishing and hunting are plentiful with many year-round rivers for stream fishing and thousands of National Forest acres that are home to bear, lion, elk, deer, turkey, antelope, javelina, bighorn sheepContinue Reading

Hike forests, river valleys, wilderness mountains, and desert terrains!  Maybe all in one day! And … you may be alone on the trail. Entering Greenlee County via US 70 brings you near Ash Peak. Ash Peak itself is split in half and shared between Arizona’s Greenlee and Graham Counties. AshContinue Reading

Birding / Bird Watching The Gila River Watershed in Greenlee County is rich with diverse wildlife habitats that are attractive to bird watchers. Research by Arizona Field Ornithologists confirmed significant bird populations thoughout Greenlee County in all seasons. Over 300 species of birds visit Greenlee County including the Sandhill Crane,Continue Reading


The legendary Coronado Trail Scenic Highway (US 191), aka “The Devil’s Highway” (Old Route 666) leads travelers from high desert landscapes to alpine forests (or vice versa) via more than 200 switchbacks and many hairpin turns so the views are ever-changing and as beautiful as they are varied. The BlackContinue Reading

rockhounding in greenlee

Search for fire agate and geodes in first class rockhounding areas! Ash Peak is adjacent US 70, “The Old West Highway”, as you enter Greenlee County on the west side.  Explore the valley below the peak with a visit to the Ash Peak Mining District. Visit the old mines andContinue Reading