Desert Canyon Loop Scenic Drive, AZ

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Desert Canyon Loop Scenic Drive

This is a drive through scenic desert country where you'll see colorful canyons, lush oases, picturesque ranches, and out of the way Indian ruins. The route skirts the lower elevations of Arizona&...[more]




Location: Drive 45 miles south from Flagstaff on I-17 to the AZ 179 exit. Turn east, under the highway onto FR 618. Follow this road along the base of the Mogollon Rim 13 miles to FH 9 (the General Crook Road) and turn west (right) 9 miles back to I-17. It's 60 miles back to Flagstaff.


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Desert Canyon Loop Scenic Drive Map

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