Arizona 266 travels from US 191 west through the Coronado National Forest to the town of Bonita. The road was added to the state highway system in 1958. There is a short spur off Arizona 266 to Fort Grant State Prison.

Arizona State Route 266 West
Distance sign to Bonita (20 miles) and Fort Grant (22 miles). 11/11/07
SR 266 enters the Coronado National Forest just after splitting off from U.S. Highway 191. 11/11/07
SR 266 climbs up P Ranch Canyon around Gillespie Mountain. 11/11/07
Westbound SR 266 crosses Gillespie Wash here. 11/11/07
After crossing Gillespie Wash, SR 266 climbs parallel to Stockton Pass Wash. 11/11/07
SR 266 crosses to the CN wash drainage as it winds around the southern slopes of Mt. Graham. 11/11/07
Distance sign to Ft. Grant and Bonita. SR 266 is passing through Stockton Pass, at an elevation of 5,650 feet. 11/11/07
On the west side of Stockton Pass, SR 266 meets the Mothers Canyon drainage. 11/11/07
SR 266 descends a wide grassy alluvial fan as it approaches Bonita. 11/11/07
SR 266 meets Arizona Spur 266 here. Continue west on SR 266 to reach Bonita, or turn right to reach Fort Grant State Prison. 11/11/07
This sign is the first warning that SR 266 is about to end. 11/11/07
SR 266 ends abruptly here, just east of the small community of Bonita. 11/11/07
Arizona State Route 266 East
SR 266 meets Arizona Spur 266 here. Turn left to reach Fort Grant State Prison, or continue ahead to reach U.S. 191. 11/11/07
SR 266 crosses a wide plain ahead of the Pinaleño mountain range foothills. 11/11/07
SR 266 enters the Coronado National Forest here. 11/11/07
Climbing up Pitchfork Canyon, we find the first Arizona 266 shield. 11/11/07
Now in Mothers Canyon, we can see Mt. Graham off to our left. SR 366 is several thousand feet above us on that slope. 11/11/07
Now at the top of Stockton Pass, we see the rugged Pinaleño mountain range in the background. 11/11/07
SR 266 passes through the CN Wash drainage here. 11/11/07
SR 266 crosses Gillespie Wash here. This is the last reassurance marker eastbound. 11/11/07
SR 266 leaves the Coronado National Forest here. 11/11/07
Advance signage for U.S. 191, 1/2 mile. 11/11/07
SR 266 ends at U.S. Highway 191, as noted on this end shield. 11/11/07
SR 266 ends at U.S. 191. Turn left for U.S. 191 north to Safford, or right for U.S. 191 to Interstate 10. 11/11/07
SR 266 Spur north
This is the only shield on SR 266 Spur. The route travels from SR 266 north to Fort Grant State Prison.
The state route includes a turnaround designed for motorists not intending to travel to the state prison. Beyond that point, SR 266 Spur enters State Prison property. 11/11/07
SR 266 Spur south
SR 266 Spur ends here, at SR 266. Turn left to reach U.S. 191, or turn right to reach Bonita. 11/11/07



Photo Credits:

11/11/07 by Kevin Trinkle

Connect with:
State Route 86

Page Updated 11-23-2007.

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