Things to Know Before Driving Arizona State Route 261

State Route 261 is a very scenic high mountain road located in Apache County, in the US state of Arizona. It’s one of the highest roads of Arizona.

Arizona State Route 261

How long is Arizona State Route 261?

The curvy road, also known as State Route 261 and SR 261, is fully paved. Road quality is good. It’s 29km (18 miles) long, running north-south from AZ-260 road (to the south of Springerville) to AZ-273 road (north of Big Lake).

Is Arizona State Route 261 open?

Set high in the White Mountains, the road tops out at 2.845m (9,333ft) above the sea level. It’s closed in winters.