is an important east Arizona crossroads town, at the junction of highways 77, 260 and US 60, situated close to the Mogollon Rim
; the thickly wooded land descends steeply a short distance south, to the canyons and ridges of Fort Apache Indian Reservation
. To the north, the trees persist a for a few miles but then give way to wide, flat plains; the high desert of the Colorado Plateau, which contains Petrified Forest National Park
, 60 miles away by road. Closer to Show Low there are no major attractions, but the surrounding national forest harbors many lakes, trails, 4WD roads and campsites. Facilities in town are concentrated along the 2.5 miles of US 60 between the two Hwy 260 junctions, including two large stores (Kmart and Safeway) and a limited selection of hotels.
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