Department of Transportation.
The White Mountain Scenic Road begins southeast of Pinetop-Lakeside in Hon-Dah, an Apache word meaning welcome or be my guest. The tribe adopted the term to symbolize their new plan to open up the reservation to visitors. The White Mountain Scenic Road heads east along State 260, offering an enriching experience. The roadway travels through the Fort Apache Indidan Reservation and the heart of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Expansive desert landscape and the cool shadows of trees contrast against one another to give a memorable experience to any traveler.
Navigating the Byway:
The road itself:
Travels S.R. 260 for 32.26 miles then on S.R. 273 for 18.70 miles then on S.R. 261 for 16.34 miles.
How to get to the road:
From Phoenix take Interstate 10 heading south then change off to U.S. 60 going east then S.R. 87 heading north. Then go east on S.R. 260 until you reach Show Low. Stay on S.R. 260 until Hon Dah and keep heading east on S.R. 260 along the scenic road.