Pie Town, New Mexico is west of Datil along highway 60 about 20 miles and about 3 miles west of the Continental Divide. The town has a population of under 200 and got its name from a bakery that specialized in dried apple pies in the 1920s. Today it still has a pie shop called Pie-O-Neer and an annual pie festival every September which has a pie baking contest, games, music, food, and arts and crafts.
About an hour west of Pie Town is the border of Arizona and New Mexico and not much further is Springerville which is the Gateway to The White Mountains . Welcome to Arizona!
Continuing west on Hwy 60 about 45 minutes is the town of Show Low with a population of about 12,000. It sits at an elevation of 6,345 feet and is the largest city in the White Mountains and is known for its wildlife and outdoor recreation . Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area is in Show Low, Arizona and has a small lake, a campground, and a few hiking trails.
Campground: Fool Hollow Campground – Mallard Loop
Location: Show Low, Arizona
Site: Mallard 05
Comments: A lovely campground with a variety of sites and many of which are waterfront. There are 92 RV sites with water and electric and some with sewer. Sites are well laid out and paved!
There are 3 camping areas and we stayed in Mallard. We did not visit the other loops. Site 9 in the Mallard loop seemed to be the nicest site, long and great view of the lake.
There was a short trail down to the lake from our site and then a trail which bordered the shore of the lake and leads to the other side of the lake.
The campground is a lovely area, right in town for the most part so easy access to amenities, and well laid out.