Superior, Miami-Globe, Salt River Canyon, and Show Low

Globe, Arizona

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The approximately 50-mile drive from Mesa to Superior takes you deep into copper-mining country. Arizona owes its history to the mines and the railroads, for the presence of precious minerals—gold, silver, and copper—lured people west. The railroads opened the land so that men could carry those treasures out and, in the process, made the territory accessible to settlers. This is one of the most scenic stretches in all of Arizona. Along the way, you can pull off at several lookout points to admire the artistry wrought by millions of years of erosion. If you have packed a light lunch, picnic at one of the several shady spots provided at the bottom of the canyon. This area is well marked. Pull off, park, and walk down a flight of steps to the riverbank. Adventurous adults and

Superior, Miami-Globe, Salt River Canyon, and Show Low Professional Review and Guide

"The approximately 50-mile drive from Mesa to Superior takes you deep into copper-mining country. Arizona owes its history to the mines and the railroads, for the presence of precious minerals—gold, silver, and copper—lured people west. The railroads opened the land so that men could carry those treasures out and, in the process, made the territory accessible to settlers.

This is one of the most scenic stretches in all of Arizona. Along the way, you can pull off at several lookout points to admire the artistry wrought by millions of years of erosion. If you have packed a light lunch, picnic at one of the several shady spots provided at the bottom of the canyon. This area is well marked. Pull off, park, and walk down a flight of steps to the riverbank. Adventurous adults and"

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Globe
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Superior, Miami-Globe, Salt River Canyon, and Show Low

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May 2018