Sky Hi Road

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Sky Hi Road provides an easy drive through Ponderosa pine and piñon-juniper forest north of Pinetop-Lakeside. It begins as a paved road veering off from the large Pinetop Lakes community and becomes FS182 just past the small Sky Hi Retreat housing area. FS182 is generally well-maintained but has mild washboards in a number of sections. Sky Hi Road alternates between forest and small forested meadows, but there are very few places to pull off the road to park and explore. It can be used as a connector since the northern terminus is at Porter Mountain Road/CR3144 (parts paved, parts smooth gravel), which can be taken north to eventually connect with US60 or south to return to Pinetop-Lakeside or Show Low.

Two campsites can be observed from the road, but they are less than ideal. A number of spurs along the route—narrower, moderately rutted, and of indeterminate length—may offer additional camping opportunities.