Thanks! I think I saw Hawes, and according to the map I looked at, It's a couple minutes from her house. This map showed the location as Busy Hwy though, while the text suggested something else.In Mesa, you'll be very close to Pass Mountain and Hawes, you could potentially ride to the TH depending on where she lives. While not DH, both areas are really fun. Gold Mountain is another area to check out around there.
In Pinetop, Sunrise will likely still be covered in snow. If you came during the Summer, you could take your bike on the lift and get some DH runs. There are XC trails up there too. Los Burros, Blue Ridge and Panorama come to mind, but they're not really "destination" trails and who knows what condition they'll be in that time of year.