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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

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Address: Route 60, Globe, AZ
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Caveat: The Canyon is Only a Few Miles of A Long Drive

The canyon is beautiful--spectacular. However, the rest of the drive is not comparable to other drives near Phoenix, such as Highway 87 between Payson and Mesa and Route 60... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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398 reviews 398 reviews
521 helpful votes 521 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The canyon is beautiful--spectacular. However, the rest of the drive is not comparable to other drives near Phoenix, such as Highway 87 between Payson and Mesa and Route 60 between Globe and Superior. The canyon is 103 miles from Phoenix.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We drove from Mesa to Show low through the Salt lake scenic route and it was a pleasant drive. In my opinion, if one has seen the Grand Canyon, this is on a much smaller scale. One drives down to the bottom of the canyon to cross the river and up again on the other side. If it is on... More 

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Globe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It was beautiful with plenty of pull offs for scenic viewing and photos. It is a slow trip. It's all about nature, so make sure you are gassed up and have drinks and snacks. Beautiful trip

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Globe, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a beautiful place to drive. I call it the Minnie Grand Canyon. A must see. The road is winding, so watch out how you drive and see the beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

If you pick your time, go on the early morning. The colors are brighter giving the canyon a wonderful glow. This is a drive worth making.

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Sarasota, FL
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8 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This scenic wonderment is not heavily visited yet you should see it. It's gorgeous. What else can I say - see this canyon !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I travel a lot through the Canyon. It was sad the rest area was closed. After the years it's finally reopening. And it couldn't come at a good time. I buy all my gifts down at the canyon where there are Natives who sell their jewelry. Hopefully I'll see them again for some shopping

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Barry South Wales UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Quite a winding road with amazing views. The road goes all the way down to the bottom of the canyon and back up the other side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We spent our summers at Juniper Ridge Rv and Golf Resort for the past five years and passed through here many times! Gorgeous every trip!

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San Diego, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous! Like being able to drive through the Grand Canyon. And lots of green and flowers from a rainy summer!

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