Most of the Reservation is still as wild as the days of the Old West with plenty of history and hidden beauty. With both Desert and Ponderosa Pine Forest habitats the Reservation has much to offer. For serious, “off-the-trail’ hikers, the San Carlos Apache Reservation provides vast areas of unsurpassed scenery. With the aid maps and maybe even an Apache guide, it’s possible to hike for hundreds and even thousands of miles of remote, almost unexplored trails.
In late February Mexican Gold Poppies engulf the Peridot Mesa off Highway 70.
Big Prairie high up above 6,000 ft.