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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

Route 60, Globe, AZ
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Globe
Type: Scenic Drives
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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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Casper, Wyoming
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Beautiful drive, amazing scenery in an total unexpected place. Be sure to stop at the scenic overlooks for some beautiful pictures!

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Plymouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Unbelievable views. Somewhat nerve wracking drive through windy narrow roads. Guard rails are short in supply so take your time on the road.

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Steinbach, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The first time we came upon this canyon, we were amazed that people were not talking about this place. The canyon is a beautiful deep canyon and has the look of the grand canyon but smaller. The road from Show Low to Globe is a wonderful twisty mountain road with many sharp corners. It is a joy to drive this... More

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Aalst, Belgium
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88 reviews 88 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very nice scenic road when the weather is nice. Good to take pictures and a lot of variations. And indian people trying to sell small things.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We were traveling between Tucson and ShowLow and after reading this we were anticipating a scenic byway or loop. We didn't check the map as we felt sure we'd see the marking for it. When nothing materialized after many miles I checked map and couldn't find anything labeled "scenic drive" and then looking at where the bulk of the canyon... More

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Mesa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Be forewarned that the “rest area” at the river is closed and has been for what looks like a long time as there were weeds growing through all the cracks in the pavement. That didn’t stop people from going around back and doing their business there. The canyon itself is a gorgeous drive and a wonderful scenic drive. But at... More

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