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…
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…