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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

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Address: Route 60, Globe, AZ
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stunning, pictures don't do it justice

It's a beautiful drive, we came from Cibecue down the 60 to Globe. It's breathtaking, wow. Hard to believe this is the same river that ends up as Tempe town lake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Klaus S
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a beautiful drive, we came from Cibecue down the 60 to Globe. It's breathtaking, wow. Hard to believe this is the same river that ends up as Tempe town lake.

Thank Klaus S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came back on highway 60 from Los Angeles to New Mexico. The drive through Salt River Canyon was absolutely breathtaking. We didn't even know about it, so it was such a nice surprise. It was snowing, so that made it even more beautiful. Had a blast getting out to take pictures of the gorgeous scenery. The lovely river running... More 

Thank Melissa E
Madison, wi
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing view and nice easy drive. We are not sure why this is not advertised more. We did see snow and wonderful river. Do not give up the 35 mile drive, go at least to the bridge where you can get out of the car for bathroom break and pictures of the river.

2 Thank Sue J
Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely incredible drive I take at least once a week out of necessity... And every time I cherish it. The views change with variable x being the weather/season and variable y being the time of day. I could go on and on about the majestic fogs, and waterfalls during the rain showers, the shimmer of rocks of dozens of... More 

4 Thank Katyqbutcher
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the detour; its a baby grand canyon. Stop at the visitors center, walk across the bridge; its a great diversion.

Thank profalex
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

A fine example if the diversity if AZ. On way back from Pine top and chose this route and what a smart decision it was!!!

Thank Jeff S
Casa Grande, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Breathtakingly beautiful!!! You'll want to take it slowly, as much to enjoy the ever-changing beauty as because the winding demands it!

Thank cgilles522
Phetchabun Province, Thailand
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This drive was so beautiful. I have only rarely been immersed in such a large canyon while driving by car. The road, however, is quite windy and slow, so I would not advise this route for the squeamish or those in a rush.

Thank rogkaleb
Globe, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Great experience . Best time for travel is Late April early may. Mountains and river so breathtaking

Thank Sarah A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We drove the 26" RV in Salt River Canyon on a full moon night. We took turns driving so we could each see the beauty. Scary at night for me but I'd do it again!

Thank AnnieBonVin

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