Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle + ADD NEW ROUTE
8 in Arizona Arizona90 Miles
on January 1, 2010
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You can't miss this as there is no confusion. From Phoenix take Rt.60 east out of the big city toward Superior. At Superior turn south on Rt.177 toward Winkleman. At Winkleman turn left (north) on Rt.77 toward Globe. At Globe turn west on Rt. 60 (left into town and follow traffic on Rt.60 across the bridge, turn right and then follow traffic toward Miami (Az) and on over the "Top of Land" to Superior. You're back at start. From Tucson you will enter the triangle at Winkleman. From Showlow you will enter at Globe. I love this 90 mile ride for all the scenery and wonderful historical feeling. Take your time, this is a slice of life not to be misssed.
The route changes elevation from 2500 to 5000 feet with corresponding changes in flora and geology. It is beautiful, different on each of 3 sides.
These are state high ways and all maintained very well.
If you eat Mexican food you are in luck. I absolutely recommend Marias in Winkleman, order tacos w rice and beans. In Superior eat at Las Hermanos. In Globe there are several choices, you might even get a hamburger or hot dog someplace. Be sure to eat at one of the shacks. The food is excellent. Tour a little in Superior and be sure to ride though downtown Globe. You will be impressed with the substantial building in Globe. The old mines, mining towns and geology are incredible. El Capitan Pass between Winkleman and Globe is a sure stop to enjoy the views. Life is short, do it now.
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