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Coronado Memorial Scenic Highway

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8.2 miles: 19 minutes
This roughly 8-mile trip on the Coronado Memorial Highway in southeast Arizona begins in Hereford and ends at Montezuma Pass. Much of the route through Coronado National Memorial and Coronado National Forest features classic desert landscape with a simple color scheme: tans, greens and browns. Wildflowers provide additional colors spring through summer.
8.2 miles: 19 minutes
Mountains and desertscape dominate this route through Coronado National Memorial, which marks Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s 16th-century explorations of the area. The two-lane road twists and inclines its way to Montezuma Pass. With an elevation of more than 6,500 feet, the overlook here offers spectacular expansive views of the mountainous terrain.