Along with adjacent Springerville
sits at the intersection of the major north-south route US 191 with the east-west highway US 60, at the edge of the Colorado Plateau; high desert plains stretch northwards towards the horizon, while to the south rise the foothills of the White Mountains
, crossed by a very scenic section of US 191 (the Coronado Trail
). Both towns are served by Springerville Municipal Airport.
This area receives heavy snowfall in winter, reflecting the relatively high elevation of 7,000 feet, and the largest ski center in Arizona (Sunrise Park
) is just 25 miles away. Main Street through Eagar is lined by a few restaurants and small stores, but the majority of area facilities are a few miles away in Springerville, including the largest supermarket in the area (Safeway). Apart from the mountains there are few natural attractions close by; the nearest popular site is Petrified Forest National Park
, 70 miles northwest.
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