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State Route 74 Scenic Corridor

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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.
30.1 miles: 28 minutes
Scrub brush and cacti, including the towering saguaro, dot the desert landscape’s panoramic view. Get an up-close view of the arid mountains as State Route 74 Scenic Corridor climbs over the Hieroglyphic Mountains. The massive New Waddell Dam is visible from the byway as you pass near Agua Fria River.