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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

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Address: Route 60, Globe, AZ

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Impressive drive

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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dallas, texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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GEORGETOWN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Salt River Canyon is a beautiful drive, and the rest area at the bridge has wonderful views. The bathroom is clean, albeit waterless.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It almost felt like we were driving to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It is an amazing drive with several places to stop and get out for a closer look including a small rest area with bathrooms.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Sightseeing through Globe AZ, thought we take a drive to see Salt River Canyon. The drive down from Globe was very winding but very beautiful. You do have to watch out for falling rocks and the occasional deer and cows. But once you get there you stop at the rest area, there's bathrooms there. You can climb down all the... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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585 helpful votes 585 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great drives in this area if you have time to spare. Other than the scenery there is not really much!

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We travelled the road from Globe to Show Low and found it absolutely fascinating. Luckily, my husband drove and so I was able to enjoy the vistas and take loads of photos. There are toilets at the bottom of the Canyon but no refreshments so make sure you take plenty of water and have enough petrol for the whole journey.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Took some friends who were visiting from out of town on the Salt River Canyon ride. Great day and they were just amazed at the scenery and roads.

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