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Gila-Pinal Scenic Road, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Superior SW
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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Distance One Way 26 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,941 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins, Historic, Seasonal Waterfall, Seasonal Creek & Peak
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8  2015-01-18
Apache Trail / State Route 88
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15  2013-01-31 outdoor_lover
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Superstition Wilderness - Scenic 4WD Loop
Superstition Wilderness - Scenic 4WD Loop
0.8 mi away
48.6 mi
6,030 ft
Coke Ovens 4x4 -from Hwy60/Mineral MtnRD
Coke Ovens 4x4 -from Hwy60/Mineral MtnRD
2.4 mi away
36.0 mi
Whitlow Dam
3.5 mi away
1.0 mi
210 ft
Queen Valley Ruins
Queen Valley Ruins
3.6 mi away
0.7 mi
535 ft
Quebec Rock Bastion
3.7 mi away
1.3 mi
1,155 ft
Dromedary Mountain
Dromedary Mountain
3.8 mi away
1.5 mi
775 ft
Black Point Ridge
Black Point Ridge
4.3 mi away
3.0 mi
500 ft
Desert Wells Mutiuse Area
Desert Wells Mutiuse Area
4.9 mi away
8.4 mi
220 ft
Peak 3002 - Picketpost Mtn Quad
5.1 mi away
1.6 mi
850 ft
Peak 3011 - Picketpost Mtn Quad
5.2 mi away
0.5 mi
400 ft
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Overview: A section of US Highway 60 stretching from just east of Florence Junction to Miami, AZ. Designated a Scenic Road in 1986, the Highway travels past the outskirts of the Superstitions Mountains, through Queen Valley. After passing the famed Boyce Thompson Arboretum, you drive through several picturesque Canyons, including Queen Creek and Devil's Canyons. Along this Route you will also be passing through 4 different biotic communities with seasonal, riparian areas. History also abounds along this Highway as you drive through the historic, mining communities of Superior and Miami.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    From Phoenix: Take I-10 East to I-60 East and follow I-60 (Also, US Highway 60) out past Apache Junction and Gold Canyon to MP 214.5, east of SR 79 (Florence Junction). From MP 214.5, you are on the Scenic Drive portion of US Highway 60. Follow it 26 miles to MP 240.5 in Miami, AZ, where the Scenic Drive Designation of US Highway 60 ends.
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