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Welcome to Hannagan Meadow Lodge in the Arizona White Mountains

Hannagan Meadow Lodge has been open to the public since 1926, when the scenic Colorado Trail was dedicated. Completely isolated, yet readily accessible, the Lodge offers guests quiet serenity and a peaceful getaway from the hustle of daily life. Come visit and experience for yourself why former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt has called Hannagan Meadow “the most beautiful place in the state!”

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National Geographic cover from 2004 when Hannagan Meadows was featured in National Geographic

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Guests at the Lodge are quickly enchanted with a perfect mix of rustic surroundings and modern conveniences. Seven unique lodge rooms give more refined comfort with beautiful antique furnishings and private baths. Eight authentic log cabins located on 13 acres offer families and groups private accommodations, each with a fireplace or a wood-burning stove, a kitchen and a private patio. All lodging is very reasonably priced. The Lodge is open year-round, as the roads are maintained in the winter.

The Lodge restaurant is one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in Arizona, originally opened in the 1930’s. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily. Guests and visitors can enjoy a delicious meal by a warm fire with friends and family without leaving the property.

Home to some of the best adventures and activities in the White Mountains, the lodge provides outdoor recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities. Summer activities include, fly-fishing lessons, and guided fly-fishing, mountain biking and mountain bike rentals, and hiking. Winter activities include guided snowshoeing and snowshoe rentals, cross country ski rentals, and the best tubing hill on the mountain!

Located on US 191, originally dedicated as Route 666 and The Coronado Trail Scenic Byway gained The Devil’s Highway as a nickname. The Devil’s Highway is a favorite of motorcycle and car enthusiasts from all over the world. With over 650 turns and over 5,000 ft. of elevation change in just 120 miles, the route is world class.

Come and experience the hidden gem of The Arizona White Mountains!

Accomodations

At Hannagan Meadow Lodge, you have the choice of staying in one of our guest rooms in The Main Lodge or a Rustic Cabin .

Dining

Delicious meals have been served at the Hannagan Meadow Lodge Dining Room since it was opened by founder Mrs. George Hill in the 1930s.

Activities

Hannagan Meadow is a nature lover’s paradise. With a wide variety of exciting activities nearby to choose. Boredom does not exist at Hannagan Meadow.

Arizona White Mountain Adventures

The Arizona White Mountains are an outdoor paradise with lakes, streams, and diverse canyons. Many of our adventures are based out of the Hannagan Meadow Lodge near Alpine, Arizona at 9200 feet elevation. Hannagan Meadow is known as one of the most beautiful places in Arizona.

Arizona White Mountain Adventures’ objective is to help client learn new outdoor skills and enjoy the Arizona White Mountains in a safe, responsible manner. White Mountains Adventures guides are experienced, knowledgeable professionals with a love for the outdoors. Arizona White Mountain Adventures utilize the best equipment with the latest technology. Through GPS and satellite technology our guides are in constant contact with our business office and emergency response if necessary. From guided fly fishing on the Black River, to back country snow shoeing – The White Mountains of Arizona & Hannagan Meadow Lodge has an adventure for you.

World-Class Hiking

Hannagan Meadow Guided Hiking: All trips begin and end at the lodge. We have a variety of terrain, distance, and summit options for those who want the big view. All hikers should have comfortable, closed-toe footwear and be able to carry at least 2 liters of water. A day pack is recommended.  

1/2-day, full-day, and self-guided hikes are available.

Guided Hiking Trips Include:

  • Mt. Baldy Wilderness
  • Escudilla Mountain/Terry Flat
  • Acker Lake
  • P Bar Lake
  • Hannagan Loop
  • Escudilla Summit

Horseback Riding

Take an adventure on a horseback trail ride through the tall pine forest over picturesque backcountry mountain trails. Horseback riding is our game, so come out for horseback trail ride today. Our wranglers will be happy to provide you with a trail ride the cowboy way, that you’re sure to remember.

Whether you’re in Alpine, Springerville, Eagar, or Nutrioso, Arizona, come out for horseback riding that you will enjoy. We offer you the best in horseback trail rides through the pine, aspen and oak tree covered mountains while in the Apache National Forest. Check out the deer and wild turkeys in some of the prettiest country in Arizona. Make sure to have your camera handy to catch your experience to show what your friends missed out on.

 

Scenic Fishing Activities

Hannagan Meadow is located near the headwaters of 3 Arizona watersheds: the Black, Blue, and Little Colorado Rivers.

The area is known for some of the best, most scenic stream fly fishing in Arizona. Several lakes are also accessible to the Hannagan Meadow area. Some locations are easy access, while others require some hiking to get to the river waters. You can learn the art of fly fishing with a lesson or perfect your casting technique with a half or full day guided trip. Let us help!

Our guide, Wendy Krueger, is a legend in the local fly-fishing community here in the White Mountains of Arizona. Her 34 years of teaching and coaching experience give her clients immediate feedback and improvement in their skills. 

 

Mountain Biking

Love to ride the outdoors? Like wind in your face and beautiful views? We have mountain biking paradise out our front door at Hannagan Meadow Lodge. Whether you are a novice or long time single-track rider, there are rides for you here.

We have rental mountain bikes to choose from or better, bring your own to Hannagan. 

Not sure of where to go? We can assist with riding maps, or take a guided ride with one of us. Not so sure about riding uphill at over 9000 feet? We can set you up with rides that allow you to drop down in elevation for most, if not all, of the ride. We then can pick you up at a meeting point and take you and your bike back up to the lodge.

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

The Lodge is the starting point for incredible backcountry skiing. National Geographic Magazine selected the Lodge as one of the top five back country lodges in the United States with a full line of skis and boots available for rent. Snowshoes are also available for rent at the Nordic center.

More than 26 kilometers of groomed and/or marked trails leave right from the Lodge, offering opportunities to skiers of all levels. 

Also, consider sledding and tubing! The main sledding and tubing hill in the entire area is located right behind the main building and open to guests of the lodge and the general public without fee. Tubes and sleds are available through the lodge’s General Store.

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An Incredibly Rich History

Since Hannagan Meadow Lodge was established in 1926, it has had a rich history derived from both roadbuilding and cattle ranching in the Southwest. The development of the Lodge over time has been a labor of love for each and every subsequent owner, all of whom have been determined to maintain its history and charm.

 

The Lodge was very interesting and the scenery outside was spectacular. The staff was amazing, knowledgeable and very friendly. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and cozy. And we met and enjoyed two very large, friendly, and beautiful dogs. If getting away from the city is in your plans, then this is an experience of a lifetime. The drive along the old Devil’s Highway, to and from the Lodge is another highlight. Take a camera, take your time, and take it all in.  

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At Hannagan Meadow Lodge, you have the choice of staying in one of our guest rooms in The Lodge or a Rustic Cabin. Lodge rooms are perfect for guests who prefer a more refined luxury in their accommodations and the Cabins offer privacy for your own forest getaway, with all the conveniences of the Lodge and restaurant.

Delicious meals have been served at the Hannagan Meadow Lodge Dining Room since the 1930’s, when the founder Mrs. George Hill opened the dining room, therefore making The Hannagan Meadow Lodge Dining Room one of the longest continuously running restaurant in the state of Arizona.

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Ready To Book Your Stay?

Ready to experience everything the Arizona White Mountains and The Hannagan Meadow Lodge has to offer?  

We are open for year-round lodging, and adventures, and the restaurant is always open to the public.

For large parties and corporate events please give us a call. We would be happy to discuss your needs

Check Availability & Make Reservations

Hannagan Meadow Lodge accepts reservations up to 1 year in advance

Getting To Hannagan Meadow Lodge

Hannagan Meadow Lodge is located in far-Eastern Arizona, near the New Mexico border. Our amazing lodging is approximately 22 miles south of Alpine on the Coronado Trail (Highway 191), near mile marker 232.

Travel times: 
     Phoenix: 4.5 Hours
     Tuscon:  5.0 Hours
     Flagstaff: 3.5 Hours
     Albuquerque: 5.5 Hours
     El Paso: 6 Hours