- Plateau Country extends from the foot of the Peaks to the south. This rolling highland is a land of ponderosa pine forests and pinyon, juniper woodlands clustered around broad prairies and small lakes. Arizona's largest natural lake, Mormon Lake, is located here. The area is also known for its plentiful wildlife. Large herds of elk roam the forests and edgelands. Bald eagles and ospreys live and hunt around the lakes. Pronghorn antelope graze the prairies.
Recreation - Principal recreation activities in among the lakes and prairies of Plateau Country are boating, fishing, camping, and wildlife watching. The area also boasts some excellent cross-country skiing in good snow years.