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U.S. 60 East - Show Low to Arizona 61

U.S. 60 east & Arizona 77 north
Distance sign to Show Low and Springerville. Photo taken 11/11/06.
US 60 passes through Corduroy Creek canyon on the way up to Show Low. Corduroy creek, according to Barnes, is named because the creek next to the road was "corduroyed" (covered) with logs in 1880.1 Photos taken 11/11/06.
Corduroy Creek canyon widens out to a wide valley above the canyon. US 60 passes through the wide valley. Photo taken 11/11/06.
As US 60 climbs above the 6000 foot level, tall pine trees start appearing. Photo taken 11/11/06.
US 60 enters Skiddy Canyon, which contains Forestdale Creek, as it makes the final climb up to Show Low. Photo taken 11/11/06.
US 60 and Arizona 77 continue to be multiplexed all the way to Show Low. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Yet another distance sign to Show Low and Springerville. Photo taken 11/11/06.

Sometimes, it is hard to believe that scenes like this can be found in Arizona. Photo taken 11/11/06.
US 60 leaves the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, and crosses the Mogollon Rim here. At this point, we are 6594 feet above sea level. Photo taken 11/11/06.
US 60 enters the city limits of Show Low just after crossing the Mogollon Rim. Show Low is one of the major cities of northeastern Arizona, and was named from a game of Seven-Up. The quote is "If you can show low, you can win" to which the winner put down the cards and said "Showlow it is"2. Photo taken 11/11/06.
As US 60 descends through Fools Hollow, the road approaches Arizona 260. Photo taken 11/11/06.
US 60 is named "Deuce of Clubs Avenue" through Show Low. At this point, US 60 meets Arizona 260, which will be multiplexed with US 60 through Show Low. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Deuce of Clubs Avenue is the main street of Show Low, the commercial center of the White Mountains. Photo taken 11/11/06.
The multiplex with Arizona 260 ends fairly quickly, as Arizona 260 will split east to follow the Mogollon Rim to US 191. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Continue ahead on US 60 to Springerville, or turn right on Arizona 260 to Pinetop and Lakeside, at the upcoming intersection with Arizona 260. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Arizona 260 departs here, to head south to Pinetop, Lakeside, and Hon Dah. Photo taken 11/11/06.
The next road junction is Arizona 77. Use Arizona 77 northbound to reach Holbrook, or continue east on US 60 to Springerville. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Arizona 77 departs from US 60 here to travel north to Holbrook, after the long multiplex from Globe. Photo taken 11/11/06.
U.S. 60 east
Just after Show Low Municipal Airport, the next road sign shows distance to Springerville, the last major town along US 60 in Arizona. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Elk crossing warnings are common in the White Mountains and northeastern Arizona. Of course, the Elk image looks something like a moose to some people. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Turn left here for Little Mormon Lake. Little Mormon Lake is a small man-made lake, stocked with Bass and Catfish. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Looking east in the distance, the clear desert air shows good visibility of the upcoming US 60/Arizona 61 split. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Advance signage for Arizona 61. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Arizona 61 travels north to St. Johns and US 191, while US 60 continues east to Springerville and US 191. Photo taken 11/11/06.
Arizona 61 departs here for St. Johns. Photo taken 11/11/06.

Sources:

  1. Barnes, Will C. Arizona Place Names. 1933 (reprinted 1988), pp. 111.
  2. ibid, p. 402.
Photo Credits:
2006-11-11 by Kevin Trinkle

Page Updated 02-27-2007.

 
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