Arizona State Route 260

AZ-260, a scenic high mountain road in Arizona

Arizona State Route 260 (State Route 260) is a very scenic high mountain road located in north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It’s one of the highest roads of Arizona.

The paved road is 350km (217 mile) long. It’s also known as SR 260, and links the town of Eagar in Apache County (U.S. Route 191) and the city of Cottonwood, in Yavapai County (State Route 89A). The road follows the Mogollon Rim between Christopher Creek (east of Payson) and Eagar, passing through Show Low, Pinetop, and McNary. Care must be observed due to narrow two lanes and wildlife crossing the road.

The road tops out at 2.810m (9,219ft) above the sea level. Road quality is good. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not adviced night drive. Winter driving on the road can be hazardous. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. It can be closed anytime during winter storms because of its elevation changes between Payson and Show Low.

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.