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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

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Address: Route 60, Globe, AZ 85501

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Driving to California

Our family were driving to California on a road trip and accidently ended up on the scenic drive. It was amazing! We were excited to end up on this road. The views were amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kelley M
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Based on great reviews here in TA, I was expecting more. Yes, the landscape was beautiful along the winding road down and that was pretty much it. We could stop in a few places to take photos of the canyon and the Salt river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family were driving to California on a road trip and accidently ended up on the scenic drive. It was amazing! We were excited to end up on this road. The views were amazing and our family decided to take another trip here in the future to camp and enjoy the river. Worth the drive!

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Vail, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have given this trip through the canyon a five star rating if they had more areas where people could pull off and take pictures. The ride down through the canyon is absolutely gorgeous, but you have to take pictures out the windows or through the windshield and you know how that works. There is a bridge at Salt... More 

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Granite Falls, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did this drive as my first pass; scoping out for scenic photos and an opportunity to see a little bit more of the diverse landscape. Let me start with this: I was out for a drive to see if the area reflected what I had read. I was by myself, no front-seat navigator. The other thing was, I was... More 

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Central nm prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was well worth a few extra minutes for the winding road into and out of the canyon. We stopped at the bridge and walked around and would love to do it again

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

First of all, let me say that my husband was THRILLED with the ride, the view, the road, Route 60 between Show Low and Globe, I think it was, in Arizona. Me? Not so much, if you have problems with heights, dizzying views, curvy roads, hairpin turns, this is not the road for you. I have read a LOT of... More 

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Drove the Salt River Canyon drive today for the first time in many years. Loved the view !! We were behind a slow truck, but that was great - I was able to see the sights and drive also !! If you like the Grand Canyon, scenic drives, not afraid of heights - this is for you. Take the highway... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Beautiful drive. Love it each time I visit. Glad to see the rest area open again. The views on either side are so dramatic. One of Arizonans hidden treasures.

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Just rode this route for the first time last week and it really lived up to everything that I had read about it and the videos that I had seen of it. The road condition was very good and the state is doing a great job of maintaining it. Beautiful vistas - Arizona landscape at it best!

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Did not expect this on the journey from Holbrook to Globe. The scenery is stunning and the picnic area makes a great stop in the canyon, no shade though for lunch.

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