Scenic Roads

Types of Scenic Roads

State Designations

Scenic Road

This state designation includes a roadway (or segment of a roadway) that offers a memorable visual impression, is free of visual encroachment and forms a harmonious composite of visual patterns. Scenic roads are the most commonly state-designated type in Arizona; there are 19 roads designated as scenic roads. These scenic roads are some of the more popular in the state:

  • Kayenta-Monument Valley Scenic Road
  • Gila-Pinal Scenic Road
  • Patagonia-Sonoita Scenic Road
  • Dry Creek Scenic Road
Historic Road

This state designation includes a roadway (or segment of a roadway) that offers historical importance to the cultural heritage of the state, nation or region; contributes to a historical area or exploration/settlement of Arizona; is easily accessible; and is unique. This type of scenic road is far less common than state-designated scenic roads. There are currently three historic roads in Arizona:

  • Apache Trail Historic Road
  • Jerome-Clarkdale-Cottonwood Historic Road
  • Historic Route 66 (Topock to Ash Fork and Ash Fork to Lupton)
Parkway

This state designation includes a roadway (or segment of a roadway) that meets scenic or historic road designation criteria, has a one-mile minimum distance between access roads, allows visitor facilities/interpretive areas and offers controlled access and adjacent development. This type of scenic road, similar to historic roads, is far less common than state-designated scenic roads. There are currently four parkways in Arizona:

  • Swift Trail Parkway
  • Organ Pipe Cactus Parkway
  • Sky Island Parkway
  • Kaibab Plateau - North Rim Parkway
Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.