What Are Some Highways in Arizona?

What Are Some Highways in Arizona?

Highways in Arizona include Route 66 from Topock to Holbrook, Highway 80 from Flagstaff to Wickenburg, Highway 88 from Apache Junction to the Superstition Mountains, and Highway 82 from Nogales to Patagonia. Drivers can enjoy the scenic routes on these four Arizona highways.

Western Arizona has the longest stretch of the original Route 66 stretching for 173 miles from Topock to Kingman. Drivers pass through Oatman, where burros run wild in the streets, and Peach Springs, where the Hualapai tribe has its headquarters. Other highlights include an eclectic general store in Hackberry and a concrete teepee motel in Holbrook.

Highway 89 begins in the Old West town of Wickenburg heading towards the Weaver Mountains and cresting at Yarnell. Drivers then head downhill through grassy buttes in Peeples Valley and head uphill again through the Prescott National Forest. The highway passes through Oak Creek Canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff, and drivers can visit Slide Rock State Park where adventurous swimmers let Oak Creek push them over a rock slide.

Highway 88 is a 45-mile road heading north from Apache Junction. Drivers pass through Goldfield Ghost Town, Lost Dutchman State Park and Tortilla Flat. The highway passes Canyon Lake, Apache Lake and Roosevelt Lake, all filled by the Salt River.

Highway 82 runs between the Patagonia and Santa Rita Mountains in Southern Arizona. Bird watchers can look for hawks, great blue herons and turkeys at Patagonia State Park. At Sonoita, the road passes through grasslands and oak trees until it reaches I-10 where drivers can turn west to Tucson.