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 Sedona - Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road: Flagstaff to Sedona
A 27-mile-long paved highway that drops from Flagstaff through
spectacular Oak Creek Canyon to the red rock country at Sedona ...
#2 Sheep Bridge Hot Spring
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 ...
#3 Mogollon Rim Road Scenic Drive: Forest Road 300
A spectacular 42-mile-long gravel U.S. Forest road that follows the lofty Mogollon Rim in central
#4 Roper Lake State Park Hot Tub
A hot-spring source diverted into a concrete-and-rock tub located in a state park, available for bathing. Another geothermal ...
#5 Virgin River Gorge Scenic Drive: Interstate 15
The Virgin River Gorge drive, following Interstate 15 for 20
miles across the corner of northwestern Arizona, slices through ...
#6 Grand Canyon South Rim Scenic Drive: Cameron to Grand Canyon Village
A 57-mile-long paved drive that climbs from Cameron up the eastern flank of the Kaibab Plateau to Grand Canyon National Park. ...
#7 Kachina Mineral Springs Spa
A newer hot-spring and mineral water spa outside of the town of Safford. Kachina offers hot mineral baths, foot reflexology, ...
#8 Agua Caliente Warm Spring
A small, warm spring that forms an inviting oasis in the middle of the dry Sonoran Desert. Although Agua Caliente is a beautiful ...
#9 Grand Canyon's South Rim
Grand. As in huge, as in great, as in stupendous. There is no word in our language that better describes the canyon than ...
#10 El Dorado / Tonopah Hot Spring
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
A set of semi-developed hot wells in an isolated valley in southeast Arizona, where hot water has been diverted into two ...
#12 Sky Island Scenic Byway: Mount Lemmon Highway to Summerhaven
A 25-mile-long paved National Forest byway that steeply ascends 9,157-foot Mount Lemmon in the rugged Santa Catalina Mountains ...
#13 Gillard Hot Springs
An extremely hot source of water bubbling into the Gila River in an isolated portion of southeastern Arizona. Located in ...
#14 Hualapai Mountain Road Scenic Drive: Kingman to Hualapai Mountain Park
A 16-mile-long paved and gravel road that climbs from Kingman to the crest of the rugged Hualapai Mountains
in west-central ...
#15 Kayenta - Monument Valley Scenic Road: Kayenta to Monument Valley
A 26-mile-long drive that runs north from Kayenta to the Utah border and Monument Valley past volcanic
plugs and towering ...
#16 Gates Pass - Saguaro National Park Scenic Drive: Tucson Mountain Park to Saguaro National Park
A 22-mile-long paved and gravel scenic drive that traverses Gates
Pass and Tucson Mountain Park, passes the famed Arizona–Sonora ...
#17 Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive: Globe to Low Show
An 87-mile-long highway that crosses the heart of the precipitous Salt River Canyon between Globe and Show Low.
#18 Hooker's Hot Spring
A truly hot spring that feeds a small watering trough. The hot spring is within a ranch owned and operated by The Nature ...
#19 Apache Trail Scenic Byway: Apache Junction to Roosevelt Dam
Tortilla Flat, AZ
This 44-mile paved and gravel road, a National Scenic Byway, traverses the rugged northern fringe of the fabled Superstition ...
#20 Essence of Tranquility
A small hot-spring resort in the peaceful countryside outside of the town of Safford. Several different pools of varying ...
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