White Mountain Apache Tribe
“Dagot’ee”- Hello and welcome to the website of the White Mountain Apache Tribe! Our home is in eastern Arizona, where we have lived for thousands of years. We believe that we come from the Earth, and that we belong to the Earth. Our beautiful home was given to us by our Creator and is rich in tradition, resources, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. Our home is very unique. It starts at about 2,600’ above sea level on our southwest side, and ranges all the way up to 11,400’ on the peak of Mt. Baldy on our eastern border, our most sacred mountain, providing year round recreation activities.
“Welcome to the homelands of the White Mountain Apache Tribe! Apaches have been known since time immemorial for being resilient and having the will to survive in tough circumstances. Despite any challenge we may face, the ancestors of before gave us these bloodlines that still remain today.
Located in the heart of the Great State of Arizona, the White Mountain Apache Tribe is blessed with over 400 miles of clean running rivers, streams, and over 26 lakes that are home to the Apache Trout. Be our guest and experience Trophy Bull Elk hunting, prize fishing and camping, or one of the finest ski destinations at Sunrise Ski Park! Visit us year-round within the four seasons.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe continues to celebrate its culture, language, and songs and dances. The mountains, rivers, and pristine rivers offer an ideal vacation for anyone looking to relax and get away from it all.”
Gwendena Lee-Gatewood, Tribal Chairwoman
Our home is very unique. It starts at about 2,600’ above sea level on our southwest side of the reservation, and ranges all the way up to 11,400’ on the peak of Mt. Baldy on our eastern border next to our most sacred mountain, providing year-round recreational activities. Some of those activities include: hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice-fishing, hunting, gaming, sight-seeing, Trophy Elk hunting, camping, fly fishing, and much more!
Our ancestors have been known since time immemorial for being resilient and having the will to survive in tough circumstances. In the face of many challenges, our fore fathers from long ago gave us these bloodlines that still remain today. The Tribal member of today has the ability to adapt and survive in the 21st century. With strong family values we embrace our past and look forward to future challenges together.
World - Class Recreation.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe is known for its world class Trophy Bull Elk hunting, drawing in hunters from all over the world, to get a chance at a world class Trophy Bull Elk and the hunt of a lifetime. The pristine waters found in the White Mountain Apache homelands is an ideal habitat for fishing for the world’s only specie of Apache Trout. We welcome visitors to camp and enjoy any of our hundreds of camp sites in our Creators outdoors.