Do you embrace cool, crisp mountain air? Hannagan Meadow is the perfect getaway for those who love a climate with temperatures rarely hotter than 80 degrees. It can get 35 feet of snow a year and is a dream spot for sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping in the summer.
The history of Hannagan Meadow is a bit ambiguous. One story claims the name was chosen after a coin toss between Toles Cosper, a rancher from Texas, and Robert Hannagan, a miner and cattle rancher from Nevada, when they stumbled upon the meadow in the 1870s. Another tale touts Hannagan was chained to a tree near the meadow because he owed $1,200, but he was released when his son quickly paid off the debt. Regardless of the origin of its name, Hannagan Meadow is pristine land that beckons those who seek outdoor adventure or peace and tranquility.
In 1926, when a two-day celebration took place to dedicate the Coronado Trail – the 123-mile section of U.S. Highway 191 (formerly U.S. Highway 666) that stretches between Clifton and Springerville – the Hannagan Meadow Lodge was established. It remains in service today and offers a quaint respite at a high 9,100-foot elevation. The Hannagan Meadow Lodge is synonymous with Hannagan Meadow and is the gateway to outdoor exploration in the area.Visit City Site
Hannagan Meadow Lodge | 23150 U.S. Hwy. 191 | Alpine, AZ | (928) 339-4370 | www.hannaganmeadow.com
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