State Route 266

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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 266 west
Distance sign to Bonita (20 miles) and Fort Grant (22 miles). Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 enters the Coronado National Forest just after splitting off from U.S. Highway 191. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 climbs up P Ranch Canyon around Gillespie Mountain. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Westbound Arizona 266 crosses Gillespie Wash here. Photo taken 11/11/07.
After crossing Gillespie Wash, Arizona 266 climbs paralell to Stockton Pass Wash. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 crosses to the CN wash drainage as it winds around the southern slopes of Mt. Graham. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Distance sign to Ft. Grant and Bonita. Arizona 266 is passing through Stockton Pass, at an elevation of 5,650 feet. Photo taken 11/11/07.
On the west side of Stockton Pass, Arizona 266 meets the Mothers Canyon drainage. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 descends a wide grassy alluvial fan as it approaches Bonita. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 meets Arizona Spur 266 here. Continue west on Arizona 266 to reach Bonita, or turn right to reach Fort Grant State Prison. Photo taken 11/11/07.
This sign is the first warning that Arizona 266 is about to end. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 ends abruptly here, just east of the small community of Bonita. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 east
Arizona 266 meets Arizona Spur 266 here. Turn left to reach Fort Grant State Prison, or continue ahead to reach U.S. 191. Photo taken 11/11/07.
This is a view over the wide plain that Arizona 266 crosses before starting it's twisting route through the foothills of the Pinaleño mountain range. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 enters the Coronado National Forest here. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Climbing up Pitchfork Canyon, we find the first Arizona 266 shield. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Now in Mothers Canyon, we can see Mt. Graham off to our left. Arizona 366 is several thousand feet above us on that slope. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Now at the top of Stockton Pass, we see the rugged Pinaleño mountain range in the background. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 passes through the CN Wash drainage here. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 crosses Gillespie Wash here. This is the last reassurance marker eastbound. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 leaves the Coronado National Forest here. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Advance signage for U.S. 191, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 ends at U.S. Highway 191, as noted on this end shield. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 ends at U.S. 191. Turn left for U.S. 191 north to Safford, or right for U.S. 191 to Interstate 10. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 Spur north
This is the only shield on Arizona 266 Spur. The route travels from Arizona 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, Arizona 266 Spur enters State Prison property. Photo taken 11/11/07.
Arizona 266 Spur south
Arizona 266 Spur ends here, at Arizona 266. Turn left to reach U.S. 191, or turn right to reach Bonita. Photo taken 11/11/07.



Photo Credits:

11/11/07 by Kevin Trinkle

Connect with:
State Route 86

Page Updated 11-23-2007.