Central Scenic Drives

Dane Ridge

Aspens and maples. When it comes to fall color in Arizona, it seems like those two tree species get most of the attention. They put on spectacular…
Scenic Drives

Turkey Creek Road

Johnny Ringo, notorious outlaw and enemy of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, met his end in the Chiricahua Mountains in July 1882. On this fact, people…
Northern Scenic Drives

Saddle Mountain Overlook

What’s the highest mountain in Grand Canyon National Park? Your first guess might be Point Imperial (8,803 feet), but that’s an overlook, not a…
Central Scenic Drives

Swift Trail

Arizona has its share of deceptively named roads. The Senator Highway — which in places barely qualifies as a road, let alone a highway — is one of…
Central Scenic Drives

Mingus Mountain Back Roads

Most visitors to Mingus Mountain, one of Central Arizona’s best-known landmarks, travel a paved, winding road from State Route 89A to the top of the…
Northern Scenic Drives

Red Butte Loop

For most people driving to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Red Butte is a signal they’ve almost arrived. But the Kaibab National Forest…
Northern Scenic Drives

State Route 98

Sometimes, a scenic detour isn’t one you make by choice. That was the case in 2013, when a “geological event” caused a section of U.S. Route 89 south…
Southern Scenic Drives

Carr Canyon Road

On most mountain roads, the higher you go, the rougher the road gets. Carr Canyon Road, the only driving route to the upper reaches of Southern…