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Quick Facts
Designation: Arizona State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are fees associated with recreational parks.
Length, One-Way: 26 Miles (43.33 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - The Gila-Pinal Scenic Road was designated a scenic road on June 20, 1986, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. The route travels throughout the Sonoran Desert life zone at the desert floor and moves upward through four biotic communities. Evident in the higher elevated areas of the Pinal and Superstition Mountains is the Ponderosa Pine Forest. Riparian woodlands are found along the many features such as Queen Creek, Arnett Creek and Pinto Creek.

Attractions - The Gila-Pinal Scenic Road is known for it's Archeology, Historical, Natural and Scenic Attractions.

Location - The Gila-Pinal Scenic Road is located in southcentral Arizona.

Directions from : The road itself:
From Miami travel U.S. Route 60 through the Tonto National Forest, it ends a little past the Picket Post Mountain.
How to get to the road:
From Phoenix take U.S. Route 60 heading east then turn north on State Route 88 the Apache Trail Historic Road, then turn east when it meets the bisecting State Route 88. Then turn south on U.S. Route 60 which will take you to Miami and the scenic road.


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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Scenic Driving Gila-Pinal Scenic Road
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ICON Viewing Scenery Gila-Pinal Scenic Road
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Additional Information:
Arizona Scenic Byways - Arizona offers one National Scenic Byway, the Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway, and 17 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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