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About Apache County

Apache County covers a tall, skinny stripe of land extending from the northeast corner of Arizona that extends southward more than halfway through the state. The Navajo Nation Indian Reservation includes more than half the county on the northern end. The Fort Apache Indian Reservation includes the southwest corner, and the Zuni Indian Reservation also has a small unit in the county. Part of Petrified Forest National Park lies on the western boundary and the Canyon de Chelly National Monument is entirely in the county.

The elevation is generally high, above 5,000 feet. The Carrizo and Lukachukai Mountains in the northeast reach to nearly 10,000 feet in elevation, as do the White Mountains on the southern boundary. The beautiful Escudilla Mountain, on the New Mexico border, can be seen for a hundred miles to the north on a clear day. A great plain covers the area north of the White Mountains up to the Puerco River. The Puerco River crosses the county near its center. North of it, the land is more hilly and rugged with deep canyons in some places.

Apache County was created in 1879, and now covers 11,208 square miles. Navajo County, to the west, was divided off of if in 1895. It is the sixth largest county in land area in the continental United States. The population in 2000 was 69,423 and the county seat is at St. Johns.

What to See in Apache County

Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park preserves one of the world’s largest deposits of petrified wood, laying in their natural state on the desert floor. They are in a variety of sizes including whole tree, one hundred feet long, in one spot, laying as they fell. Often the bark on the trees, and the grain in the wood can be seen, along with beautiful crystalized colors. The park also includes the Painted Desert, and offers numerous trails and historic and interpretative sites.

Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a cliff-lined network of canyons where ancient Anasazi Indians built cliff-dwellings, and todays native Americans still farm and live. The breathtaking views can be enjoyed from the North and South Rim Roads and guided tours of archeological sites in the canyon are available.

See also the beautiful forests of the White Mountains around Alpine and Nutrioso. See ruins in the one-time frontier town of Concho, or the orderly settlement of the Mormons at St. Johns and Eagar, which continue to be a thriving communities today. The entire length of U.S. Highway 180 through Apache County can be seen in this tour, as well as all of U.S. Highway 191 from Sanders to Alpine.

For More Information:
See the official site of Apache County at www.co.apache.az.us, and Wikipedia’s Apache County article.

Street Index

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Alpine Divide Campground
Alta Drive
Barreras Lane
Barth Lake Road
Becker Lake Road
Blue Bird Road
Blue Diamond Drive
Bobtail Trail
Bonito Valley Road
Buttermilk Drive
Cedar Road
Cemetery Road
Chambers Community Road
Concho Highway
Copper Mountain Road
Country Drive
County Route 2063
County Route 2086
County Route 2104
County Route 2107
County Route 2116
County Route 2117
County Route 2171
County Route 2180
County Route 2220
County Route 2266
County Route 2267
County Route 2311
County Route 2315
County Route 249
County Route 4131
County Route 4162
County Route 4225
County Route 4365
County Route 4366
County Route 5035
County Route 5049
County Route 5152
County Route 5270
County Route 5362
County Route 5575
County Route 6007
County Route 6010
County Route 6012
County Route 6040
County Route 6268
County Route 6350
County Route 6390
County Route 6416
County Route 7230
County Route N5336
County Route N5356
County Route N5532
County Route N5556
County Route N6415
County Route N6423
County Route N8516
County Route N8540
County Route N8543
County Route N8570
Coyote Wash
Dine'h Tan Boulevard
East Mill Road
Eighth Place East
El Cabaliero Road
F.S Route 571
F.S Route 8056
F.S. 8249
F.S. Route 249
Gibbons and Garcia Street
Hard Scrabble Road
Harley-Davidson Road
Hillside Drive
Hollow Wash
Hooper Ranch Road
Indian Route 2025
Kelsey Road
Landfill Road
Leyba Lane
Luna Lake Turnout
Lyman Lake Road
Middle Well Road
Mopar Boulevard
Murry Basin Trailhead
Navajo Springs Road
Nelson Reservoir
Nelson Reservoir Turnout
North Well Road
Old Hunt Road
Outland Loop
Parker Draws Road
Perez Street
Peter Lane
Ranch Road
Riggs Street
Rocky Road
Sierra Highlands Road
Snake Ranch Road
State Highway 260
State Highway 61
Trail Drive
Twenty-Seventh Place South
U.S. Highway 160
U.S. Highway 180
U.S. Highway 180 & 191
U.S. Highway 180A
U.S. Highway 191
U.S. Highway 60,180,191
U.S. Highway 60
U.S. Highway 64 & 160
U.S. Highway 64
U.S. Highways 180 & 191
Water Street
Zuni Wash

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