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Route 60, Globe, AZ 85501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice drive with pullouts to enjoy the scenery. Well worth the drive and did not find the drive frightening. Rest area about midway thru drive. .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hikes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

worth the drive ! nice views. we were dealing with bad weather and came upon this scenic drive -it was a nice stumble upon during our trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I drive through Salt River Canyon a couple of times a month. March is always my favorite because I celebrate my Dad's birthday & my Anniversary of coming to AZ. I stop and have lunch (grabbed from Show Low) and check out poppies on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FrostybottomAZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will never take this route again! Caused a complete panic attack in my 9 year old and myself. I couldn't do the drive and my husband had to take the reins with me crying for him to go slower and slower (poor patient man...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Q4235JLkellys
Reviewed February 5, 2019

As one who has just finished his 10th round trip, I wonder sometimes why there are those who are scared of this scenic drive. Are there those speed? YES, Are there those who tailgate? YES Are there those who follow too closely? YES. All of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul G
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Don't believe the negative comments about the road--it's perfectly safe at the posted speeds (and you wouldn't want to exceed them, because you'd miss the views, not to mention encounter the sheriff's men, who are assiduous along here). This is the ideal leisurely excursion from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Max W
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Highway with many switchbacks and beautiful scenery that makes it hard to keep your eyes on the road. Look for the small caves in the canyon walls that prehistoric man lived in.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Studio69
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a journey which I enjoy taking on my way to White Mountain each week. No matter what time of day the canyon is always a delight. Particularly in the early mornings and at sunset, the colours and shadows change and vary at different...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Kind of scary but dramatic. Just wish the overlooks had walls. Copy of Roadside Geology of Arizona very useful, but read it before you begin your descent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I could not believe how beautiful the drive was. I stopped a number of time to take photo's. At the bottom of the Canyon at the bridge to cross the Salt river, there are toilet facilities. Great drive

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Clive N
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March 12, 2019|
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Response from A C | Reviewed this property |
Rt 60 takes you through Salt Canyon. It's a decent highway, our sedan handled it fine. If you're traveling it in winter, a 4-wheel drive might be worth considering, and you'd want to keep a sharp eye on the weather. The... More
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!