Highway 260 between Eagar and Pinetop-Lakeside features high-elevation meadows and streams and lakes both on the Forest and on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. You get outstanding views of Sunrise Ski Area and the old sawmill at McNary. 

Highway 260 between the top of the Mogollon Rim near Woods Canyon lake turnoff and Heber features an extensive stand of ponderosa pine and tremendous change in temperature compared to the Phoenix area. People flock to this area to get cool in the summer and to play in the snow in the winter.