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Quick Facts
Designation: Arizona State Scenic Byway
Designation: USFS Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the road itself.
Length, One-Way: 101 Miles (168.33 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - The Coronado Trail Scenic Road was designated a scenic road on January 16, 1989, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This scenic designation traverses much of the Apache - Sitgreaves National Forest. The roadway travels through the semi-desert communities to the sub-alpine landscapes and contains several biotic communities. The region is characterized by a combination of low rolling foothills to high rugged mountain peaks and steep narrow canyons. The Blue Mountains are situated in the central part of the forest and run in a north-south direction. The White Mountains run east and west across the northern portion of the highway. There are four beautiful rivers in this region, including the Black, Blue, San Francisco and the Little Colorado.

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

Location - The Coronado Trail is located in eastern Arizona.

Directions from : The road itself:
The scenic route travels U.S. Route 191 between Clifton and Springerville, through the Apache National Forest.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Arnold Berwick (Cupertino, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: In 1940,I drove from Springerville to Clifton. The road was narrow, dusty, steep, and littered with stones. I had a flat tire and the muffler fell off. Next May, after 63 years, I intend to go back. I understand the road is paved now.


Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Scenic Driving Coronado Trail Scenic Byway
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ICON Viewing Scenery Coronado Trail Scenic Byway
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More Information

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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