Mon 3 Dec 2007
U.S. Highway 191 travels along the eastern boundary of Arizona between Arizona 80 near Douglas and U.S. Highway 160 at Mexican Water. AARoads recently took a trip on the road from Interstate 10 to U.S. 60 in Springerville, encompassing the Coronado Trail.
The Coronado Trail was constructed between Clifton and Alpine in 1926, and added to the state highway system as U.S. 666 in 1938. The road remained essentially unpaved until 1963, when it was fully paved. The Coronado Trail is well known for the twists and turns – some have counted over 400 curves between Clifton and Alpine, where the road climbs almost 5800 feet in altitude from Clifton north.
U.S. Highway 191 has numerous tight turns like this one inside Chase Creek.
For more, visit U.S. Highway 191 (Clifton to Alpine) on RockyMountainRoads.com.