Western Scenic Drives

Castle Dome Mountains

Some drives require little more than a full tank of gas and an hour or so. This isn’t one of those. The prerequisites here include a high-clearance…
Southern Scenic Drives

Arivaca Road

The thing about Arivaca is that people seem to confuse it with Aravaipa. The similar-sounding nomenclature isn’t the only reason: Both places are in…
Central Scenic Drives

Painted Rock Dam Road

A drive on Painted Rock Dam Road includes attractions that span more than a thousand years of human history, but for those more interested in…
Western Scenic Drives

Lake Mead Mine Roads

There are many ways to see Las Vegas, and most of them involve parting with a lot of money. This drive won’t cost you anything but a few gallons of…
Southern Scenic Drives

Patagonia Ghost Towns

Santa Cruz County, in Southern Arizona, has no shortage of natural beauty, but there’s plenty of human history, too — including several ghost towns.…
Eastern Scenic Drives

Escudilla Mountain Loop

In the 1930s, a trapper robbed Escudilla Mountain of what may have been Arizona’s last grizzly bear. And three-quarters of a century later, the…
Central Scenic Drives

Winslow to Bear Canyon Lake

Seclusion can be hard to find on the Mogollon Rim when people flock there to escape the summer heat. But if you’re looking for peace and quiet in Rim…
Northern Scenic Drives

Point Sublime

When the payoff on a scenic drive is something called Point Sublime, it’s reasonable to think that the drive itself might fall short. In this case,…