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Jerome State Historic Park- The 1916 mansion of James Douglas sits regally atop a hill overlooking the scenic Verde Valley. Built from adobe blocks, it was used to house investors and entertain mining officials. The park is located in the town of Jerome in central Arizona.
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Designation: Arizona State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the road itself.
Length, One-Way: 11 Miles (18.33 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - The Mingus Mountain Scenic Road was designated on May 13, 1992, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This route rises from the expanse of the Prescott Valley abruptly to the heavily vegetated Black Hills. In Yeager Canyon the road is visually and physically enclosed by the vegetation and canyon walls. Descending from the top of Mingus Mountain to the Verde Valley there are spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim, San Francisco Peaks and the red sandstone cliffs of the red rocks. This scenic road makes a smooth transition into the history of the mining area as it meets the Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood Historic Road.

Attractions - The Mingus Mountain Scenic Road is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location - This byway is located in central Arizona, between Prescott and Jerome.

Directions from : Take S.R. 89A from Prescott heading to Jerome.


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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.

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

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