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Route 260 To 87 + ADD NEW ROUTE


22   in Arizona Arizona47 Miles

By D&D'sVictoryCCT
on May 17, 2013

3.7out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Take Route 260 East from Cottonwood, through Camp Verde to Route 87.

Scenery

Start from High Desert in the Verde Valley and make your way into the cool pines. Some tight twisty climbing to gentle rolling sweepers through the trees.

Road Quality

Road quality is good. The climb out of the valley has some twisty sections. Once up top the rolling hills keep you entertained. Asphault is good with an occasional rough patch.

Roadside Amenities

Once you leave Camp Vered there are no Amenities until you reach Clints Well to the north or Pasyon to the south. Just great views and vistas.

Additional Info

This road connects you to Hwy 87 to Lake Mary Road back to Flagstaff, Winslow or down to Payson.

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on October 27, 2013 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Ducati

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Nice road, scenery. Big sweeping turns, you can ride this stretch at a good clip safely. Watch for Elk tho in the early morning and evening, especially as you get close to Rt87, I have seen large herds in that area.

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By GJRonK
on April 27, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The 13 miles from Cottonwood to Camp Verde is heavily trafficked and no interesting views. Skip this part. The 34 miles from C V to Hwy. 87 has some okay varied scenery with some traces of lava flows and narrow canyons along the road on the climb to the forest areas. At higher elevation, the trees are primarily older growth ponderosa pine and restrict views to mostly just alongside the roadway. Not terribly exciting, but cool riding on days that are hot at lower elevations.

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By PorscheGuy
on October 9, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Porsche

Motorcycle Type Sport

This is my favorite driving route in AZ- so many curves, and a great variety that are enjoyable regardless of speed. If you head up from Payson en route to Cottonwood, the 5th-wheelers can bog you but you'll get to escape after the highway splits for Winslow. And as mentioned, watch for Elk dusk/dawn. Try to time it in the Fall on the way to 89A in Sedona for spectacular colors.

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