Hairpin turns and over 200 switch-backs to thrill
travelers. If that’s not enough to get your blood
pumping, this stretch of highway has mostly no
guardrails as it winds along cliffs. Designated a
National Scenic Byway and rated one of the best
motorcycle roads in Arizona, sightseers and thrill-seekers alike love “The Trail”. Breathtaking scenery from desert to mountain landscapes, not unlike traveling US 191 Mexico to Canada can be admired Spring to Fall as a day trip or weekend getaway. Complete your loop on AZ 78, rated the ninth best motorcycle road in Arizona, traveling through Greenlee’s Coal Creek and Blackjack area for the “Grand-daddy” of all loops can be checked off your “Bucket List”. You’ll want to take a run “up The Trail” year after year.
3-WAY ››› JCT. NORTH (US 191) ››› CLIFTON, MORENCI, HANNAGAN MEADOW AND ALPINE ››› JCT. SOUTH (US 180) ››› ALMA AND GLENWOOD ››› JCT. WEST (AZ 78) FOR RETURNClick here for mapped route!!
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Round Mountain BLM Rockhound Area is one of the nation’s largest rockhounding sites for the elusive Fire Agate -- nature’s pearl of the desert. Easily find fire agate, quartz crystal rose, geodes and many more specimens amongst a snow-like blanket field of chalcedony just waiting to be picked up off the ground. No need to dig within this rockhounders “field of dreams”!
Eleven miles east on US 70 from Duncan and seven miles southwest on Lazy B Ranch Road (near New Mexico US 70 MP 5). BLM rules, regulations and tips for preparation of a self-guided tour of Round Mountain can be found at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/recreation/rockhnd/locations/round_mtn.html
Rockhounding - Duncan Valley
Mares Bluff Veteran’s Memorial is home of “America’s Long Walk for Freedom” hiking trail which leads you to the top, overlook scenic South Clifton. This trail honors all US armed forces veterans who served at any time. Many veterans consider it a “place of healing”. The U.S. and Arizona flags fly along with flags from all military branches and a POW/MIA banner. Cables hold more
than 1,000 replica dog tags of those honored. The access trail involves a steep 300’ climb. Those with health conditions should not attempt the climb.For more information call (928) 792-3253. Entrance to trailhead is on Ward Canyon Road off of US 191 near MP 162.
Juan Miller Road (FR 475)
East off the Coronado Trail (US 191), MP 188.8
Upper Juan Miller Picnic Area and Campground provides its visitors with water-play and wildlife viewing at this fee-free site offering picnic tables and restroom facilities. Camping can be enjoyed January through December, unless the access road is closed by snow, but it is not suitable for trailer or RV travel to enter this campground.
Less then 2 miles on FR 475 to Southbound FR 475A
Lower Juan Miller Campground is shaded by large Gambel oak and sycamore trees like the Upper Juan Miller site, though this lower site is less visited. With the exception of historical remnants viewable to the north of this campground. Camping, horse or toy hauling trailers can be brought to the site easily. Picnic table and grill amenities are available in each site, and the campground has restroom facilities. Enjoyed year-round, unless access road is closed by snow.
Less then 2.25 miles on FR 475 to Southbound FR 475B.
Coronado Trail - Campgrounds
Rock-A-Buy Rocks and Gifts offers knowledgeable guided tours of the Round Mountain BLM Rockhound Area. For more information or to schedule a guided tour please contact Doug (928) 215-9912 or visit www.rockabuyrocksandgifts.com
US 191 (aka: Devil’s Highway, Route 666 and The Coronado Trail National Scenic Byway)
Hiking Trails - Clifton
The Trail Loop
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