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Taylor, Arizona

Taylor is in Eastern Arizona in Navajo County on the banks of Silver Creek. It sits in a broad, flat valley with the Mogollon Rim and White Mountains to the south and west. The town is located on State Highway 77 south of Holbrook and just a few miles south of Snowflake. Taylor is 189 miles from Phoenix and 208 miles from Tucson.

Taylor is called the “Hub” of the White Mountains because it is centrally located from some of the greatest outdoor activities in the state. Today Taylor’s population is 2,710. The town sits at an elevation of 5,640 feet. The climate is cool all year with a winter low temperature of 16 degrees and a summer high temperature of 89 degrees. Taylor has a unique climate compared to other mountain towns. The mountains form a barrier, which protect Taylor from very severe winters and creates a semi-arid climate. Taylor may be small, but there is more here than what meets the eye.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Pintail Lake Wild Game Observation Area

The Pintail Lake Wild Game Observation Area is just a couple miles south of town on State Highway 77

Taylor, AZ Conservation Areas

Shumway Schoolhouse

The Shumway Schoolhouse is one of just a few one-room brick schoolhouses in Arizona. Visitors will see the school's original bell and antique furniture. The school was built in 1900

Taylor, AZ Historic Schoolhouses

Taylor Pioneer Museum

The Taylor Pioneer Museum was opened July 5, 1996, in a Pioneer Home built in 1930 by volunteers. A highlight piece of the museum is the drum seen in the Taylor town logo. The Fourth of July has a special meaning in Taylor, in addition to being the date recognized as our nation'

Taylor, AZ Museums


Margaret McCleve Log Cabin

Originally, the 1884 cabin was the home of Margaret McCleve Hancock, who was born in 1838 in Belfast, Ireland. Her family was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841

Taylor, AZ Pioneer History

Things to do near Taylor, AZ

Old Elks Lodge Building

On March 20, 1910, the cornerstone for the Elks Lodge was laid for the new building on Mesquite Street. The Italianate style...

Lyman Lake State Park

Lyman Lake was Arizona\\\'s first recreational state park. Encompassing a shoreline of 1500 acres, there are no boat restrict...

Gila County Historical Museum

Gila County Historical Museum was once used as a rescue station for the old Dominion Mine from 1914 until the 1960s. The muse...

Jacques Marsh

What started out as a curiosity, putting wastewater to good use, has now become an attraction to many forms of life. Visitors...