Northern Scenic Drives

Sycamore Point

When you start this drive amid a thick forest of ponderosa pines, you’ll find it hard to believe that you’ll soon be peering into one of Arizona’s…
Western Scenic Drives

Gregg's Hideout

You don’t meet a lot of people named Gregg these days. In fact, in 2020, “Gregg” (with three G’s) was only the 5,326th most popular baby name in the…
Eastern Scenic Drives

Big Lake Loop

Fire does what it does. On just about any scenic drive in the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona, you’ll be reminded of that. But the forest does…
Northern Scenic Drives

Buck Farm Viewpoint

Gary Ladd knows Northern Arizona as well as anyone. For more than half a century, he’s been photographing that part of the state — including Marble…
Southern Scenic Drives

Ajo Mountain Drive

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument covers 516 square miles of Southern Arizona, so you could spend a month there and not see all of this isolated,…
Eastern Scenic Drives

Pinal Peak

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in recent years, it’s that we all could stand to be a little more polite to each other. On the route to the summit…
Southern Scenic Drives

Apache Pass Road

Dos Cabezas and Chiricahua Mountains, Bowie There’s no shortage of history at Apache Pass, the route between the Chiricahua and Dos Cabezas…
Central Scenic Drives

Freeman Road

Sonoran Desert, San Pedro River It’s too bad Tom Mix was in such a hurry. In the fall of 1940, the Western film star was south of Florence, driving…