Arizona's Scenic Highways

Arizona highways, Arizona's scenic drives, Coronado Trail, Joshua Forest Scenic Parkways, Hart Prairie, Historic Route 66. We love a good road trip. The planning, the packing, the hitting the highway with great music tickling the woofers. Admittedly, we're suckers for a scenic stretch of Arizona highway. Below are some of our favorite drives, all scenic in nature, with varied terrain and topography.

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Scenic Drives


You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.

Proper tire inflation pressure is the specified air pressure given by a carmaker for a certain tire on a specific vehicle. This pressure specification should not be confused with a tire's maximum pressure, which is usually listed on the tire's sidewall. Some vehicles may specify different pressures for the front tires and the rear tires.

Use the recommended inflation pressure listed in your vehicle's owner's manual or on the inflation sticker found on the driver's door jamb.

Safety equipment

Check fan belts, hoses, coolant level, and all lubricants and fluids. Make sure the jack is working properly. Carry extra water, a flashlight, blankets, flares, first-aid kit, cell phone and snacks.

Always buckle up your child in the car using car seats, boosters and/or lap belts. Never leave a child unattended in a car. The inside of a car can become dangerously hot very quickly. Do not allow children to sit inside a closed car without adult supervision. Unattended children are targets for abduction. Children may also accidentally release the car brakes and roll dangerously.

For information on Arizona child related car tips: Click here

For more information about traveling in Arizona see survival tips

Road Conditions and Links

Road Conditions
Arizona Department of Transportation

Arizona Highways Magazine