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Designation: Arizona State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the road itself.
Length, One-Way: 31 Miles (51.67 Kilometers)

General Information

Description - The San Francisco Peaks Scenic Road was designated on January 12, 1990, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This road is within the Colorado Plateau Region and is distinguished by remarkable canyons and mountain ranges. Located in the Kaibab National Forest, the roadway goes through five distinctive biotic Northern Arizona communities in the San Francisco Peaks. Mount Humphreys is the most notable view along the route, as it reaches 12,643 feet and is Arizona's highest peak.

Attractions - The San Francisco Peaks Scenic Road is known for it's Historical, Natural and Recreational Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : The route itself:
U.S. Route 180 from the San Francisco Mountains heading toward the town of Valle. The route passes through the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.
How to get to the road:
From Flagstaff travel north on U.S. Route 180, the scenic route itself does not start until a little past the San Francisco Mountains, near the Hart Prairie. A sign will appear along the portion of road designated as scenic.

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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.

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


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