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Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood Historic Road
Joshua Forest Scenic Road
Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway
Mingus Mountain Scenic Road
Parker Strip Area
Patagonia-Sonoita Scenic Road
Red Rock Scenic Road
San Francisco Peaks Scenic Road
Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road
Swift Trail Parkway
White Mountains Scenic Highway
White River Scenic Road

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Description - Arizona offers one National Scenic Byway, the Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway, and 17 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

Attractions - Arizona offers one National Scenic Byway, the Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway, and 17 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

The Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway crosses over the gorgeous Kaibab Plateau and travels through two forests: the Kaibab National Forest and the Grand Canyon National Park. There are plenty of places to hike and camp along the route. The numerous other byways pass through Arizona's spectacular mountains, deserts and canyons.

Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous recreational sites, facilities and activities. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.

Climate - The climate of Arizona is as diverse as it's landscape. Much of the southern half of the state and lower elevations have a desert climate. Winters in this area bring beautiful weather, with mild warm days (60- 70F) and cool nights (40's). Summers can be extremely hot with daytime temperatures of 100-115 degrees, and evening lows in the 70's to 80's. The higher elevations receive more precipitation, some in the form of snow during the winter months. The mountainous areas experience cooler temperatures with cold winter months. Dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying layers and be prepared for cool temperatures in high elevations.

Location - Arizona's Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state.

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Arizona - Arizona is a state with spectacular scenery and incredible diversity. From the Grand Canyon to high mountain peaks to the deserts, Arizona is a paradise for outdoor recreationists.


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