This drive takes you all the way around Arizona's highest mountain, winding through a land of pine forests and aspen groves, open prairies and rustic homesteads. Anytime is a good time to enjoy this...[more]
Around the Peaks Loop
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Location: From the heart of Flagstaff, drive northeast about 15 miles on US 89 until you see a "Forest Access" sign at mile marker 430.4 directing you to turn left (west). (See photos for directions - click on "Photos & Multimedia" in the right column..)
Once you cross US 89, you will enter FR 552 which will come to a "T" about a half mile down the road. Following FR 552, turn right (north) to head towards FR 418.
After driving for about a mile, you will see a sign that directs you to take another right on to FR 418.
Follow FR 418 approximately 12 miles to FR 151 where you can either go right or left. If you go right on FR 151, it's only a couple of miles until you get to US 180. If you decide to go left on FR 151, it's about 8 miles to US 180, but this section of the drive is very beautiful and cuts between Hart Prairie and Snowbowl.
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