Big Lake is NOT being affected by the Cedar Creek Fire, South of Show Low. Please note detour options to avoid the Show Low area at this time...
For directions to detour around Show Low....
Payson to Heber (hwy 260)
Heber to Taylor (hwy 277)
Taylor to Concho (hwy 277)
Concho to St. Johns (hwy 61)
St. Johns to Springerville (hwy 191)
Springerville to Big Lake (hwy 261)
This adds 44 minutes on to the drive. I hope this helps. Have a safe trip!
For direction to detour around Show Low...
Tucson toward Wilcox on I-10
Go past Wilcox on 1-10 to hwy 78
Take hwy 78 to hwy180
Stay on hwy 180 thru Alpine then turn left on HWY 249 toward Big Lake.
This adds 1 hour onto your drive.
Everyone drive safe!
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