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Arizona 77 south
Distance sign to Mammoth (10 miles), Arizona 79 (32 miles) and Tucson (58 miles). Photo taken 06/17/07.
Arizona 77 enters the town of Mammoth here. The town was named after the nearby Mammoth Mine, named for the 'mammoth' vein of copper inside the mine. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Advance signage for the San Manual exit (former Arizona 76). Photo taken 06/17/07.
San Manuel Redington Road departs from Arizona 77 here. This is the interchange for former Arizona 76, which was in existence from 1964 to 1987. The interchange itself opened in 1957. Photo taken 06/17/07.
This is a typical view of Arizona 77 south of the San Manuel exit. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Distance sign to Oracle (5 miles), Arizona 79 (17 miles) and Tucson (42 miles). Photo taken 06/17/07.
Turn left here for the town of Oracle (located along an old alignment of Arizona 77, bypassed in 1974). Photo taken 06/17/07.
Distance sign to Arizona 79 (9 miles) and Tucson (34 miles). Photo taken 06/17/07.
Turn left here to reach Biosphere 2. The research facility has been well documented over time for it's numerous flaws, but is currently being run by the University of Arizona under a lease. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Advance signage for Arizona 79, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Arizona 77 meets Arizona 79 here. Turn right on Arizona 79 to reach Florence. This intersection marks the historic end of Arizona 77 until 1992, when the road was extended south into Tucson to replace former U.S. 80. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Reassurance marker for Arizona 77 south of the Arizona 79 intersection. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Distance sign to Catalina (4 miles), Oro Valley (11 miles) and Tucson (25 miles). Photo taken 06/17/07.
The Catalina Mountains can be seen just to the east of Arizona 77. As we approach the Pima county line, the speed limit decreases. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Arizona 77 enters the town of Catalina here. Catalina is named after the Catalina mountains, and today is a bedroom community for Tucson. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Arizona 77 enters more developed areas as it gets closer to Tucson. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Arizona 77 enters Oro Valley here. Oro Valley is a suburb of Tucson, incorporated in 1974. Photo taken 06/17/07.
Turn left to enter Catalina State Park. Photo taken 06/17/07.
The Catalina Mountains form an effective backdrop to this panorama along Arizona 77 (former U.S. 80). Photo taken 06/17/07.
Distance sign to downtown Tucson (14 miles). Photo taken 11/10/07.
Arizona 77 turns right here. At this point, Arizona 77 (former U.S. 80) meets former Arizona 84. Turn right to continue on Arizona 77 to reach Interstate 10 at the Miracle Mile interchange. Continue south on former U.S. 80/former Business 10 to reach downtown Tucson. Photo taken 11/10/07.



Photo Credits:

06/17/07, 11/10/07 by Kevin Trinkle

Page Updated 05-03-2010.