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Quick Facts
Designation: Arizona State Scenic Byway
Fees: Permits need to be purchased from the Fort Apache
Length, One-Way: 10 Miles (16.67 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - The White River Scenic Road was designated on May 13, 1992, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This route follows the White River as it travels north to the Mogollon Rim. The entire route is located within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The Kinishba Ruins, west of Fort Apache on S.R. 73, is among the best examples of the prehistoric Mogollon culture found in Arizona. This route combines the mystery of its Indian heritage with the scenic beauty of the high country forests.

Attractions - The White River Scenic Road is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location - White River Scenic Road is located in east-central Arizona, near the town of Hon Dah.

Directions from : The road itself:
The scenic route starts at Hon Dah and travels south on S.R. 73 through the Fort Apache Indian Reservation towards White River for 10.87 miles.
How to get to the road:
From Phoenix take Interstate 10 heading south then change off to U.S. 60 going east then S.R. 87 heading north. Then go east on S.R. 260 until you reach Showlow and keep traveling S.R. 260 until reaching Hon Dah and the scenic road S.R. 73.


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ICON Scenic Driving White River Scenic Road
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ICON Viewing Scenery White River 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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