Strawberry is a small mountain town right at the base of the famous Mogollon Rim in Arizona with its name inspired by -- the wild strawberries that grew nearby. Surrounded by natural beauty and full of local charm, Strawberry makes a wonderful trip for anyone looking to get lost in nature and soak up the vibe of this classic, quaint town.
Lose track of time in the surrounding Tonto National Forest preserve and marvel at the majesty of the hundred-year-old giant Ponderosa Pines. With seven lakes nearby, visitors can also try their hand at fishing.
A walk around the town itself is a step back in time, Strawberry’s oldest inhabitants were Gold rush settlers. Check out the oldest one-room schoolhouse in Arizona – Strawberry Schoolhouse (est. 1885) which is open for tours.
Strawberry is also just 10 miles from the Tonto Natural Bridge, the world’s largest natural bridge at 150-feet wide. A visit here is worth it alone for the views; waterfall and streams, plus nearby hiking trails, are quite something. You’ll be sure to catch sight of some local wildlife and, come nightfall, the clear country skies will shine with incredible stargazing opportunities.
Strawberry is a beautiful place to visit year-round but if you plan your trip for early June, you’ll arrive just as the locals get ready for the annual Pine-Strawberry Summer Festival -- a weekend long festival full of crafts, live bands, food and fun.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Strawberry. The hottest month in Strawberry is June, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 21 ˚F. The wettest month in Strawberry is October with 1.74 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.05 inches of rain.