- Author: Laurie Davies
- Category: Lifestyle
- Issue: Oct 2011
Cooler weather means it’s high time to discover Arizona’s most beautiful byways. These 11 scenic drives around the state offer views of soaring cliffs, lakes and rivers, and brilliant fall colors, as well as ample opportunities for hiking, boating or simply taking it all in. Ahhhh... we can feel the autumn air already.
Optimize Your Outing
For the U.S. Forest Service’s Fall Color Hotline, call 800-354-4595 or visit www.fs.fed.us/news/fallcolors. Dial 5-1-1 or visit AZ511.gov for Arizona’s latest road and weather conditions.
1. North Rim, Grand Canyon
The serene North Rim of the Grand Canyon is arguably more breathtaking than its tour bus-crammed southern counterpart, especially when it’s splashed with shimmering gold aspen. If you’re planning this remote commute, allow for an overnight stay and carpe diem – the North Rim closes mid-October.
Leave Phoenix by 7 a.m.; it’s five hours
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