History and information of the City of Show Low, AZ

Named by the Turn of a card

Established in 1870, incorporated in 1953, and located at an elevation of 6,412 feet, Show Low sits in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the United States. It is 175 miles northeast of Phoenix and 195 miles north of Tucson. Show Low offers panoramic views, good fishing in mountain lakes and streams, and miles of wilderness for hiking, camping, cycling, horseback riding and downhill and cross-country skiing. It also features unique shops and fine, as well as casual, dining at many restaurants. The City also provides a broad range of Recreational Facilities.
Show Low received its name when C.E. Cooley and Marion Clark decided there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement. The two men agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to move. According to the story, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, "Show low it is."

City of Show Low, AZ

Enjoy golf, lakes (fishing and boating), great dining, antiquing,  shopping, cinemas, scenic trails (hike, bicycling, horseback riding,

ATV), hunting, wildlife watching, bird watching, museums, festival and art fairs, rodeos, fun park, indoor aquatic center and casino with
live entertainment.

City of Show Low
Show Low, the commercial and tourism hub of the White Mountains, was established in 1870 and incorporated in 1953. Located in southern Navajo County at an elevation of 6,412 feet, our city is 175 miles northeast of Phoenix and 195 miles north of Tucson.

The Sunrise Ski Resort is a pleasant 45 minute drive away, offering downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter.

You will find Fools Hollow Lake 5 minutes away.

A short ten minute drive into Show Low's main street "Deuce of Clubs" where you will find a Safeway Grocery Store, shopping and dining venues.

You are 5 minutes away from a golf course and 20 minutes from Hon-Dah Casino.