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…
Central Scenic Drives

Doll Baby Ranch Road

Photographers tell us that Doll Baby Ranch Road, which winds into the mountains west of Payson, is best experienced at day’s end, when the light of…
Western Scenic Drives

Hovatter Road

It sounds like something out of the Wild West: a remote desert outpost, without electricity or running water, at the end of a rocky dirt road. The…