The Pinal Mountains south of Globe offer some of the best birding and hiking found anywhere. Pick up a birding checklist at the chamber and head to the easily accessible mountains. Visitors can drive to the top or there are trails for mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts. For fishing and outdoor activities, there is no better place to start than Roosevelt Lake, a 30-minute drive from Globe.
There are plenty of hiking and picnicking opportunities in town as well. In addition to many in-town paths, Round Mountain Park, just minutes from downtown Globe, is the perfect place to walk off your lunch or take in splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Several trails offer a variety of hiking experiences for visitors. At the top of Round Mountain, visitors find sweeping views of the town below and gorgeous desert vistas. Picnic ramadas make this a family-friendly place.
The Old Dominion Historic Mine Park is now open with some three miles of walking trails. The park is located off of Murphy Street in Globe and features wide graded trails that have plenty of interpretive signs that explore the history of this former copper mine. The head frame is still standing and is a wonderful photo opportunity. Again, picnic ramadas for large groups, single-table ramadas, and shaded benches invite visitors to savor this visit to a piece of Arizona history.
Globe-Miami is not just mining, museums and antique shops. It is also known for its many events, recreation, climate, breathtaking scenery and fabulous Mexican food! You won’t find a friendlier, more interesting place to visit. Stop in at the Globe-Miami Chamber, 1360 N. Broad St., to learn more about this fascinating area.