Best Scenic Drives in Arizona

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Arizona. Use this list to plan your next Arizona scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Sheep Bridge Hot Spring

    3 Reviews

    Black Canyon City, AZ

    A small concrete-and-rock tub fed by a small hot spring that emanates from a cliff overlooking the Verde River. A nicely constructed concrete-and-rock tub recently replaced the various watering ...
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    A small concrete-and-rock tub fed by a small hot spring that emanates from a cliff overlooking the Verde River. A nicely ...

  • #2 Sedona - Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road: Flagstaff to Sedona

    3 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    A 27-mile-long paved highway that drops from Flagstaff through spectacular Oak Creek Canyon to the red rock country at Sedona in central Arizona.
    •  27 miles
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    A 27-mile-long paved highway that drops from Flagstaff through spectacular Oak Creek Canyon to the red rock country at Sedona ...

  • #3 Mogollon Rim Road Scenic Drive: Forest Road 300

    2 Reviews

    Payson, AZ

    A spectacular 42-mile-long gravel U.S. Forest road that follows the lofty Mogollon Rim in central Arizona.
    •  42 miles
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    A spectacular 42-mile-long gravel U.S. Forest road that follows the lofty Mogollon Rim in central Arizona.

  • #4 Grand Canyon's South Rim

    2 Reviews

    Tusayan, AZ

    Grand. As in huge, as in great, as in stupendous. There is no word in our language that better describes the canyon than its very name. It was the noted English author J.B. Priestley who said ...
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    Grand. As in huge, as in great, as in stupendous. There is no word in our language that better describes the canyon than ...

  • #5 Roper Lake State Park Hot Tub

    3 Reviews

    Safford, AZ

    A hot-spring source diverted into a concrete-and-rock tub located in a state park, available for bathing. Another geothermal well (like Essence of Tranquillity), the Roper Lake State Park Hot ...
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    A hot-spring source diverted into a concrete-and-rock tub located in a state park, available for bathing. Another geothermal ...

  • #6 Virgin River Gorge Scenic Drive: Interstate 15

    1 Reviews

    Littlefield, AZ

    The Virgin River Gorge drive, following Interstate 15 for 20 miles across the corner of northwestern Arizona, slices through a scenic desert canyon.
    •  20 miles
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    The Virgin River Gorge drive, following Interstate 15 for 20 miles across the corner of northwestern Arizona, slices through ...

  • #7 Kachina Mineral Springs Spa

    0 Reviews

    Safford, AZ

    A newer hot-spring and mineral water spa outside of the town of Safford. Kachina offers hot mineral baths, foot reflexology, massages, and sweats. Kachina offers several relaxing alternatives. ...
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    A newer hot-spring and mineral water spa outside of the town of Safford. Kachina offers hot mineral baths, foot reflexology, ...

  • #8 Grand Canyon South Rim Scenic Drive: Cameron to Grand Canyon Village

    1 Reviews

    Cameron, AZ

    A 57-mile-long paved drive that climbs from Cameron up the eastern flank of the Kaibab Plateau to Grand Canyon National Park. The drive follows the canyon’s South Rim to Grand Canyon Villag ...
    •  57 miles
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    A 57-mile-long paved drive that climbs from Cameron up the eastern flank of the Kaibab Plateau to Grand Canyon National Park. ...

  • #9 Kayenta - Monument Valley Scenic Road: Kayenta to Monument Valley

    1 Reviews

    Kayenta, AZ

    A 26-mile-long drive that runs north from Kayenta to the Utah border and Monument Valley past volcanic plugs and towering sandstone buttes and cliffs.
    •  26 miles
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    A 26-mile-long drive that runs north from Kayenta to the Utah border and Monument Valley past volcanic plugs and towering ...

  • #10 El Dorado / Tonopah Hot Spring

    1 Reviews

    Tonopah, AZ

    A hot well pumped to the surface and into several small bathing pools. Privately owned, the hot tubs can be rented for various periods of time. Once a center of hot-spring resorts, the town of ...
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    A hot well pumped to the surface and into several small bathing pools. Privately owned, the hot tubs can be rented for various ...

  • #11 Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area

    1 Reviews

    Safford, AZ

    A set of semi-developed hot wells in an isolated valley in southeast Arizona, where hot water has been diverted into two concrete tubs. An artesian well feeds two concrete soaking tubs which ...
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    A set of semi-developed hot wells in an isolated valley in southeast Arizona, where hot water has been diverted into two ...

  • #12 Gillard Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Clifton, AZ

    An extremely hot source of water bubbling into the Gila River in an isolated portion of southeastern Arizona. Located in a remote section of the Gila River, not accessible by vehicle, Gillard ...
    •  1 miles
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    An extremely hot source of water bubbling into the Gila River in an isolated portion of southeastern Arizona. Located in ...

  • #13 Hooker's Hot Spring

    1 Reviews

    Willcox, AZ

    A truly hot spring that feeds a small watering trough. The hot spring is within a ranch owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy. A hot hot-spring source is diverted into a small watering ...
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    A truly hot spring that feeds a small watering trough. The hot spring is within a ranch owned and operated by The Nature ...

  • #14 Sky Island Scenic Byway: Mount Lemmon Highway to Summerhaven

    1 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    A 25-mile-long paved National Forest byway that steeply ascends 9,157-foot Mount Lemmon in the rugged Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.
    •  25 miles
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    A 25-mile-long paved National Forest byway that steeply ascends 9,157-foot Mount Lemmon in the rugged Santa Catalina Mountains ...

  • #15 Hualapai Mountain Road Scenic Drive: Kingman to Hualapai Mountain Park

    0 Reviews

    Kingman, AZ

    A 16-mile-long paved and gravel road that climbs from Kingman to the crest of the rugged Hualapai Mountains in west-central Arizona.
    •  16 miles
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    A 16-mile-long paved and gravel road that climbs from Kingman to the crest of the rugged Hualapai Mountains in west-central ...

  • #16 Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive: Globe to Low Show

    0 Reviews

    Globe, AZ

    An 87-mile-long highway that crosses the heart of the precipitous Salt River Canyon between Globe and Show Low.
    •  87 miles
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    An 87-mile-long highway that crosses the heart of the precipitous Salt River Canyon between Globe and Show Low.

  • #17 Gates Pass - Saguaro National Park Scenic Drive: Tucson Mountain Park to Saguaro National Park

    0 Reviews

    Tucson, AZ

    A 22-mile-long paved and gravel scenic drive that traverses Gates Pass and Tucson Mountain Park, passes the famed Arizona–Sonora Desert Museum, and explores the spectacular saguaro forests of ...
    •  22 miles
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    A 22-mile-long paved and gravel scenic drive that traverses Gates Pass and Tucson Mountain Park, passes the famed Arizona–Sonora ...

  • #18 Essence of Tranquility

    1 Reviews

    Safford, AZ

    A small hot-spring resort in the peaceful countryside outside of the town of Safford. Several different pools of varying temperatures can be rented by the hour. Hot water from an artesian well ...
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    A small hot-spring resort in the peaceful countryside outside of the town of Safford. Several different pools of varying ...

  • #19 Apache Trail Scenic Byway: Apache Junction to Roosevelt Dam

    1 Reviews

    Tortilla Flat, AZ

    This 44-mile paved and gravel road, a National Scenic Byway, traverses the rugged northern fringe of the fabled Superstition Mountains and offers access to three large reservoirs on the Salt ...
    •  44 miles
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    This 44-mile paved and gravel road, a National Scenic Byway, traverses the rugged northern fringe of the fabled Superstition ...

  • #20 Grand Canyon's North Rim

    0 Reviews

    Jacob Lake, AZ

    Grand. As in huge, as in great, as in stupendous. There is no word in our language that better describes the canyon than its very name. It was the noted English author J.B. Priestley who said ...
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    Grand. As in huge, as in great, as in stupendous. There is no word in our language that better describes the canyon than ...