This drive offers access to the forested floor of Pinery Canyon and the high slopes of the Chiricahuas. It provides magnificent views to the west of the basin-and-range region of southeastern Arizona....[more]
Pinery Canyon #42 Scenic Drive
From Tucson, take I-10 east for 81 miles to Willcox. Turn right (south) on AZ 186 and drive 23 miles to the turnoff to Chiricahua National Monument. Turn left (east) and drive 4 miles to Forest Road 42, then turn right (south). From Douglas, go west on US 80 two miles to US 191. Take US 191 north 35 miles to Sunizona. Take AZ 181 east, then north for approximately 28 miles (stay on the paved road). Near the Chiricahua National Monument entrance, turn right on FR 42. Continue up Pinery Canyon 12 miles to Onion Saddle. From here, you may continue down into the town of Portal, drive up FR 42D to Rustler Park, or turn around and drive back the way you entered.
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