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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

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Address: Route 60, Globe, AZ
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A hidden wonder - best scenic drive by far!

I took this drive on August 26, 2015, on my way from Tucson to Holbrook. I didn't know about this road or that the canyon existed. It's breathtaking! I like to drive and don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I took this drive on August 26, 2015, on my way from Tucson to Holbrook. I didn't know about this road or that the canyon existed. It's breathtaking! I like to drive and don't usually like to ride as a passenger, but I was wishing hard that someone else was driving so I could see everything. You need to keep... More 

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Tubac, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Stunning views and breathtaking turns up and down throughout the ride. It is like you are riding along the rim of the Grand Canyon, but on a slightly smaller scale. It's impossible for the driver to see the sights without stopping all along the way at the turnouts. You can take the footbridge across at the bottom, for another perspective.... More 

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Sultan, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

A mini Grand Canyon! This is worth the twists and turns! Take a break at the bridge located at the bottom of the canyon. Clean restroom and a nice walking path!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Gorgeous drive through a very dramatic canyon. Definitely the best road in this part of Arizona. Best impact is going North to South, but either direction is thrilling.

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a wonderful scenic drive. Make sure and stop at most of the turnouts and explore the river at the bridge. Take a bathing suit if the weather is hot.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife had never been to the Canyon, my last visit was in the 1950's when the road was narrower and the old bridge had a speed limit on it. We shared different perspectives but the beauty is still the same. I miss the water barrels at the bottom for all the overheated cars. The little park at the bottom... More 

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dallas, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Curvy winding up-and-down on a narrow road. The journey shared with some large trucks was a bit scary a time or two, but worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We didn't know about this treasure until we entered from the southwest on US 60. There are plenty of vantage points to view the canyon on both sides including around the bridge at the bottom. The layers of rocks and the colors are fantastic. The view in many places is straight down for thousands of feet to the river. This... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Salt River Canyon drive on Route 60 is superb. The scenery is out of this world, equally as good as Grand Canyon. Lots of places to stop and admire the views, which are just about round every corner of the winding road, many photographic opportunities. The rest rooms near the bottom of the Canyon are very clean although waterless.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a windy but smooth drive with beautiful views of the canyon. There are plenty of rest stops (one with a bathroom and a nice walking path outside leading down to the river. A great spot to stop and let the kids/pets out to do their business, and have a quick picnic). Definitely do this drive if it is... More 

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