Escudilla: There is NO SIGN at the turnoff, other than the binoculars sign.
From Springerville: Going east on Springerville Main Street (US 60) you will come to a Y intersection. 60 is to the left, 180/191 to the right. I think a sign says "Alpine." Take the right toward Alpine.
From Eagar: Go east from the stoplight. SR 260 merges with 191/180, so no turns necessary.
Once you are past the village of Nutrioso, which is about 15 miles from Springerville or Eagar, the highway starts going up a hill. You are watching for a BROWN SIGN WITH A PICTURE OF BINOCULARS on it. That is the only sign. Once you make the turn there is a sign that says "Hulsey Lake, Terry Flat." Follow that road until you get to the trailhead. If you are planning to hike the longer Government Trail you'll need the HAZ directions as well. There is no sign for it. There is a sign for the main trail, though.
There is only one stoplight in Springerville and only one in Eagar. The way you can tell which town you are in is that Springerville has the pink sidewalks and the Safeway. Eagar has white sidewalks and a Bashas'. If you get lost, ask how to get to Alpine.
Incidentally, no matter what any local person tries to tell you, "Nutrioso" does NOT mean "Beaver-Bear." It is a Spanish word. It literally means "Beaverous." Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
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