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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

Route 60, Globe, AZ
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Globe
Type: Scenic Drives
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

From desert to cliffs and spectacular rock formations, this drive was quite a surprise. The road switchbacks were amazing.

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miami, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very beautiful, If the San Carlos Apache tribe would pay a portion of the attention they give to their casino to this natural wonder it would not be so trashed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When you need a twisty ride this is a great place to unwind and fully enjoy. There are stopping points on each end of the canyon so you can start and/or regroup before and after your ride through the canyon.

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Globe, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some people call it the mini-Grand Canyon and you'll see why when you check out this area just 40 minutes north of Globe. There are several overlooks and they are superb. The road is plenty wide to ensure that it won't give passengers an anxiety attac.

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Globe, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I had no idea what I was heading into the first time I drove the canyon. It took my breath away! Now I try to stop on most of my trips through the canyon to look at the view or briefly walk down to the river. Also, just a few minutes south of the canyon, Seneca Falls on the San... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Save yourself a trip to the Grand Canyon, and drive the Salt River Canyon. Vista's that go on forever, a roller coaster ride that is so scenic, with very little traffic.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We didn't plan to take this drive--we were just trying to get from one place to another--but we were wowed by the beauty of the Salt River Canyon.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was headed from Arizona City, AZ to Santa Fe, NM and went through Globe. This area of the drive was so beautiful I just had to get out and check it out and get some pics of it. Gorgeous!

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Traveling from Holbrook & Old Rt 66, exploring the Petrified Forest & Painted Desert drove through spectacular Salt River Canyon on the way to Globe.. At Globe stayed Dream Manor Inn, highly recommend. While staying at Globe drove to Fort Bowie..There walked the 1.5 mile hike from parking lot to visitor's center an area where many of the events of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I hope people aren't afraid of taking this drive. The road is in good condition, there are all the necessary guard rails, and other than right at the Salt River Canyon, the road isn't that winding or twisty. And there are two small waterfalls at the bottom of the canyon. This is definitely worth the drive. Lovely!

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