Route to Petrified Forest Nat'l Park

Feb 13th, 2019, 05:55 PM
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Route to Petrified Forest Nat'l Park

We will be driving from Phoenix to Petrified Forest Nat'l Park end April, and want to drive the Apache Trail up to Lake Roosevelt. From there we could veer left and drive through Payson, OR go right and drive through Globe and up Route 60. The latter looks a bit longer, but we're wondering which route is more scenic.
Could someone weigh in please?
Thank you in advance.
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Feb 14th, 2019, 05:27 AM
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I can't advise on which route to take up to I-40, but instead of going east on 40, take 180 east to the south entrance of Petrified Forest NP and head north on the park road, unless you are planning on heading south after your tour of the park.
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Feb 14th, 2019, 11:33 AM
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I would go through Payson and drive up/along the Mogollon Rim. It's beautiful and a very different side of Arizona that most visitors never see. You'd want to check current weather/road conditions since the Rim is at a higher elevation and some roads are not paved (but very driveable).
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