In Arizona, road trips are as much about the journey as they are the destination.
Depending on where you go, your voyage could feature dizzying climbs, hairpin turns, steep cliffs, or all three – particularly on some of Arizona’s historic highways, many of which date back to the early part of the century and have since been bypassed by modern interstates. But no matter where you go, you’re sure to spy sprawling expanses of nature and stunning panoramic views.
From Route 66 to Oak Creek Canyon to the Apache Trail Historic Road, Arizona is home to dozens of noteworthy roads, byways, and historic loops that make your window feel like a movie screen. Look for “scenic view” signs for a picture-worthy stop, sometimes right off the highway.
Whether you’re driving to Arizona from a neighboring state, hopping into a coach and letting someone else take the wheel, or renting a car when you arrive, driving is the perfect way to see the sights – and to enjoy the thrill of Arizona’s wide-open spaces and historic roads. Visit the Arizona Scenic Roads website for more information. Pick a route from the listings below, and hop behind the wheel.