Lake Mary Rd from Flagstaff to Payson + ADD NEW ROUTE
12 in Arizona Arizona85 Miles
on June 1, 2007
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Start at Lake Mary Road just south of Flagstaff on I-17. (Indian Route 3) Continue South till it meets State Route 87. From there go South on 87 which leads to Payson.
The route takes you along the side of Lake Mary then lots of driving through the tall pines and nice gentle curves until the stop sign at Highway 87. Turn south and again enjoy the cooler temp of the forest. You'll be traveling through Coconino National Forest. As you head south you will leave the forest and start to come down of the rim, careful coming down the mountain, sharp curves and slow traffic coming up the hill. Continue on through Pine and Strawberry on into Payson. Now either turn around and go back or continue on south to Phoenix.
All the roads are two lane and well maintained. Be on the lookout for road kill and at night LOTS of Deer and Elk will cross your path .
Not a lot of tourist traps until you get to Pine and Strawberry. 1 gas station in Clint's well and another in Strawberry. Don't look for gas after 7PM. Nobody's open.
Photo contributed by a visitor in July 09: "Upper Lake Mary, Coconino National Forest, AZ "
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