30.1 miles: 28 minutes
A relaxing desert drive awaits you along State Route 74 Scenic Corridor. Bordering the Sonora Desert, periwinkle-shaded mountains rise to the sky. The byway gently climbs over the Hieroglyphic Mountains toward the watery oasis of Lake Pleasant. Green bushes thrive along the Agua Fria River banks in stark contrast to the arid landscape’s sparse vegetation.