Lakes - There are 12 lakes within a 60
minute drive of Nutrioso.
Click on the thumbnail photos for more of Nutriosco.
Nutrioso is located in the center of the White Mountains, just 16 miles southeast of
Springerville and 9 miles north of Alpine. It is located on the Cornado Trail and Highways 180 and
191. The name is a combination of nutria (otter) and oso (bear). Nutrioso has an elevation of 7,682 feet and sits at the base of Escudilla Mountain (elevation 11,000 ft). The summer temperatures are cool and the winters are often snow free with days in the 40's even in the coldest months.
Prehistoric Indians occupied the area from about 1000 to 1300 A. D.,
then came Coronado and his Spanish explorers in 1540. The first english speaking
settler was James G. H. Colter, a lumberman from Wisconsin, who came in July of 1875. In 1880 a fort was built to
guard against the Apaches. A sawmill was started in 1881 and a schoolhouse was built the following year.
A post office was established in 1883.
The area has long been known by outdoorsmen as one of the best to find bear, elk,
deer, wild turkeys, ducks, Canadian geese and a host of other wildlife. Two hundred
miles of beautiful mountain streams and 11 lakes are within a 30 minute drive from
Nutrioso. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest surrounds the area with nearly 2
million acres of timber. Escudilla Mountain (elevation 11,000 ft) and the Escudilla
Wilderness area are only 5 miles away.
Quaking aspen and wild flowers in autumn offer a splendid display of color and beauty.
There are year-round activities including several golf courses nearby, skiing and
snowboarding at Apache-Sunrise (37 miles), winter snowmobiling and cross-country
skiing, many local rodeos, hiking trails, great fishing, endless miles of
primitive roads to explore, horseback riding and shopping.
Although land values in the area are still quite reasonable for this part
of Arizona, the scarcity of privately owned land and demand may soon
make this area's land command premium prices.
Coyote Real Estate sells more land in the Nutrioso area than any other real estate company. We sell not only subdivided lots, but we also sell cabins and other miscellaneous acreage. Coyote Building Company is an affiliate and they have several building packages and also build custom homes.