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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

Route 60, Globe, AZ 85501
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“rest area” (19 reviews)
“scenic drive” (17 reviews)
“rest stop” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Route 60, Globe, AZ 85501
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"rest area"
in 19 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 17 reviews
"rest stop"
in 12 reviews
"winding road"
in 8 reviews
"take pictures"
in 9 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"twists and turns"
in 5 reviews
"north side"
in 4 reviews
"queen creek"
in 3 reviews
"apache junction"
in 3 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 3 reviews
"mother nature"
in 3 reviews
"speed limit"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 7 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 3 reviews
"dream manor inn"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drove through the canyon while heading to Globe. Stopped off and took pictures. Make sure your breaks are new because of the steep downgrades.

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful scenic drive going towards Las Vegas. I highly recommend it if you have the time.

Thank dskaufman1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This canyon is a short drive from Queen Creek. The canyon is beautiful! Make sure to descend the steps to the river. The climb up is rough if you are not in shape, however, my 91-year-old mother made it!

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you have time to stop at the rest stop and pull offs. Take your time and dont rush. It is a beautiful scenic drive. Definitely stop at the ready stop at the bottom and walk around to the water. So peaceful and relaxing.

1  Thank Jhurd6
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

A very curve road that takes you through the Pinal forest to a peak of over 7000 feet. It is worth the drive, but you need to have the time.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the drive from Globe. Spectacular canyon, beautiful river, and a pedestrian bridge all make for good photos. Hold on to your hat - it's breezy on that pedestrian bridge :)

Thank herestoadventures
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

All aping flowers are in bloom, beautiful drive. We continued through 188 by Roosevelt lake to 88 apache trail. Do not attempt 88 with out a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Well worth it though.

Thank shepsgal
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worthwhile to see. There does not appear to be a lot of stopping places but there are a couple. One area is a tourist stop with a washroom available. Lots of switchbacks so take your time! There are lots of steep drop offs but...More

Thank woolb2017
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

A mini grand Canyon, the road goes right to the bottom of the canyon and up the other side. There is a rest stop at the bottom for services and photos.

Thank dunera
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Traveling on this scenic road is a must if you are even in this part of Arizona. You will enjoy the beauty of this area.

Thank goldentraveler2015
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Jhurd6
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
I would say 5 to 6 hours if you stop and take some of the short walks..Have fun!
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vonnie503
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Phil B | Reviewed this property |
not an issue
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amonly
April 13, 2017|
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Response from SOUTHLAND02 | Reviewed this property |
We came up from Tucson that day. It was raining and generally miserable, drove it south to north, ended in Sho Low. In spite of the weather, you could tell immediately, it was something special. As long as you've got... More
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