Travelling from Phoenix, this Southern Arizona flydrive will then take you onto to Prescott, a charming historic town nestled in the beautiful landscape of The Granite Dells. Payson is close to immense stands of pine, numerous lakes and streams. You can experience a diverse range of canyons, woodlands and lakes in Sitgreaves National Forest while driving to Alpine (‘The Alps of Arizona’). Driving south to Safford is a route called ‘The Coronado Trail’, known as the ‘White Knuckle Road’ it meanders through the impressive scenery of eastern Arizona.
After sampling the wild west history of Tombstone travel to Tucson via San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area with it’s wide variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. North to Globe on the edge of Tonto National Forest a town with strong links to Arizona’s past where you can browse antique and gift shops. The drive then takes you west back to Phoenix and The Valley of the Sun
Set high above the Cobre Valley this majestic building is filled with rustic elegance and is the perfect setting to stay in Globe. Offering panoramic views of the ruggedly beautiful Pinal mountains, or picturesque views of the historic mining operation, The Noftsger Hill is a monolithic monument. Guest rooms are unusually spacious with a collection of mining era antiques, art and feature a fireplace and sitting area. The rooms were classrooms in a previous era with original chalkboards on the walls including comments from past guests.
This unique habitat is home to over 335 species of birds, 82 species of mammals and 47 species of amphibian and reptile.
Re-enactments of the shoot-out staged at the real OK Corral or tour the dusty streets by stagecoach.
See the world’s largest stand of towering Saguaro Cacti and fascinating petroglyphs on Tucson’s doorstep.
(Phoenix to Globe) View steep sided canyons, rock outcrops and magnifi cent geological formations.
(near Safford) Offering breathtaking views from Mount Graham.
(Alpine to Clifton) Weaving its way across the wooded ridges of eastern Arizona.