U.S. 180 East - Holbrook to New Mexico

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Leaving Arizona 77, we find that US 180 is not plowed on nights or weekends during storms. In the background is the first distance sign, to St Johns (61 miles) and Springerville (92 miles). Photo taken 09/11/11.
Distance sign to Petrified Forest National Park (18 miles). Commercial traffic is not allowed through the park. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Distance sign to Petrified Forest National Park (18 miles) and Lyman Lake State Park. Photo taken 09/11/11.
US 180 crosses the Little Colorado River. The Little Colorado River is a significant drainage system for Northern Arizona, feeding into the Colorado in the Grand Canyon. Photo taken 09/11/11.
US 180 is not the smoothest road just outside of Holbrook. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Advance signage for Petrified Forest National Park, 2 1/2 miles. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Advance signage for Petrified Forest National Park. The road through Petrified Forest National Park was Arizona 63 between 1932 and 1952. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Turn left to reach Petrified Forest National Park. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Reassurance marker for US 180. US 180 has very few reassurance markers between Holbrook and St. Johns. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Distance sign to Concho (28 miles), St. Johns (44 miles) and Springerville (74 miles). Photo taken 09/11/11.
Distance sign to Lyman Lake State Park (56 miles). Photo taken 09/11/11.
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US 180 remains in open grassland, common to Northeastern Arizona, between Holbrook and Concho. Photos taken 09/11/11.
Distance sign to Concho (19 miles), St. Johns (27 miles) and Springerville (58 miles). Photo taken 09/11/11.
US 180 travels across a number of washes and ridges before descending into the Hunt valley. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Advance signage for Arizona 180A, 1/2 mile. Arizona 180A is a former alignment of US 180, bypassed in 1973. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Turn right for Concho, or continue ahead for St. Johns. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Turn right for Concho and Arizona 180A, or continue ahead on US 180 to Arizona 61. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Distance sign to Arizona 61 (15 miles), St. Johns (21 miles) and Springerville (51 miles). Photo taken 09/11/11.
US 180 continues through the ranches of Hunt Valley. Photo taken 09/11/11.
US 180 travels through classic western landscapes just past the settlement of Hunt. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Descending from Black Ridge along US 180 east. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Turn left for St. Johns, or turn right for Show Low. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Turn left to remain on US 180, or turn right to take Arizona 61 to Concho. Photo taken 09/11/11.
U.S. 180 Arizona Route 61 East
Reassurance markers for US 180 and Arizona 61, east of the US 180 junction. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Distance sign to St. Johns (4 miles) and Springerville (36 miles). Photo taken 09/11/11.
Entering St. Johns, the Apache County Fairgrounds can be reached off this turn from Arizona 61/US 180. St. Johns was named on San Juans day, June 24, bu Mexican settlers, and is the county seat of Apache County.2 Photo taken 09/11/11.
Advance signage for US 191, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Turn right to continue to Springerville and Lyman Lake State Park, along US 180. Photo taken 09/11/11.
Arizona 61 meets US 191 here. Turn right to take US 180 eastbound and US 191 southbound, or continue north on US 191 northbound and Arizona 61 eastbound. Photo taken 11/11/06.



Photo Credits:

11/11/06, 09/11/11 by Kevin Trinkle

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U.S. 191
State Route 61

Page Updated 10-24-2011.