Living in the White Mountains


How Show Low Got Its Name

It seems Marion Clark and Corydon E. Cooley, a noted Army scout during the Apache wars, were joint owners of a 100,000-acre ranch in 1875. Sometime later, they decided the place wasn’t big enough for the both of them. To settle who moved, they agreed to play a card game called Seven Up. As the legend goes, the partners played all night. On the last hand, Cooley needed just one point to win. Clark turned his cards over and said, “If you can show low – you win.” Cooley cut the deck, drew an unbeatable two of clubs and retorted, “Show low it is.” And that, as legend has it, was how the town was named.

Show Low, a great place to work and play:

About us
Located at 6,400 feet above sea level, Show Low is the fun and adventure capital of the Arizona White Mountains. Wildflowers, elk, and alpine forests provide a stunning backdrop to a town where festivals and outdoor activities are right outside your door.

Show Low is close to several lakes for fishing, boating, and swimming. We also have trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. During the winter, snow skiing is just 40 minutes away.

Check out the White Mountains Wildlife Wonderland:

Big Game – Elk, Deer, Antelope, Turkey, Bear, Mountain Lion, and Javelina
Small Game – Squirrel, Rabbit, Dove Pigeon, Quail
Fish – Trout, Pike, Bass, Catfish, Bullhead, Sunfish and Bluegill

You may even catch a glimpse of our Rare and Endangered Southern Bald Eagle, American Peregrin Falcon and Owl.


Show Low is located in the Northeastern part of the state in Navajo County on US 60, a short and scenic 3 1/2 hour drive from the Phoenix area.

White Mountain Communities

Check out these websites for dining, entertainment, and lodging information from our local neighbors of Pinetop, Lakeside, Vernon, Snowflake, Taylor, Heber, Spingerville-Eagar.

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