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Quick Facts
Designation: Arizona Parkway
Fees: There are no fees along the road itself.
Length, One-Way: 33 Miles (55.0 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - The Swift Trail Parkway was designated on June 30, 1992, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This route by the high-rising Mount Graham, rises in elevation along the way from 3,200 feet to 10,720 feet. While summer temperatures at the base of the mountain hover in the 100s, the summit rarely tops 78 degrees. The road climbs steeply, offering breathtaking views of the valley floor below. To the west one can see the Santa Catalinas and then the Gila Valley.

Attractions - The Swift Trail Parkway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location - Swift Trail Parkway is located in southwest Arizona, south of the town of Safford.

Directions from : The road itself:
This parkway follows S.R. 366 from Swift Trail Junction to Hospital Flat.
How to get to the road:
From Tucson, travel southeast on Interstate 10 and travel past Willcox then head north on U.S. 191, to the west before reaching Safford there is a turnoff for S.R. 366 the scenic road.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: thomas p (tucson, az)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The road is about 40 miles long from AZ-191 to the end. The last 20 miles are unpaved through alpine meadows and pine forest, but in good condition. I highly recommend this drive!


Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Scenic Driving Swift Trail Parkway
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ICON Viewing Scenery Swift Trail Parkway
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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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