Stopover between Phoenix and Prescott, AZ?

Aug 9th, 2019, 09:49 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,521
Stopover between Phoenix and Prescott, AZ?

In December we're heading to Phoenix to visit friends and then driving up to Prescott to see still more friends. But I understand that the highway between the two cities is a bit dangerous: lots of speeders and trucks. We're thinking of breaking the trip into 2 segments to save on white knuckles; any recommendations for where to stop? Thanks for any help.
Underhill is offline  
Aug 9th, 2019, 10:02 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 8,880
I'm not sure which route you refer to but the more winding drive would be the western route & maybe a way to avoid some traffic (google maps, Phoenix to Prescott to see 2 routes). The slightly shorter route & likely the more traveled is north up 17 & west on 69, only about 2 hours. About the only interesting stop for a breather that route would be at Arcosanti, architect Paolo Solari's project in the desert where they cast his very recognizable bells & wind chimes. https://arcosanti.org/
MmePerdu is offline  
Aug 10th, 2019, 09:08 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,521
Thanks for the suggestion; sounds very interesting.
Underhill is offline  
Aug 13th, 2019, 09:31 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 13,838
I have driven Rt 17 north from Phoenix many times and do not understand your categorizing it as “white knuckle.” It isn’t. Not at all.
HappyTrvlr is offline  
Aug 13th, 2019, 10:26 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 65,322
Originally Posted by HappyTrvlr View Post
I have driven Rt 17 north from Phoenix many times and do not understand your categorizing it as “white knuckle.” It isn’t. Not at all.

I haven't driven it many times but have a couple of times and I totally agree. It is a pretty easy drive really - I certainly wouldn't break the journey anywhere. Do you stop over driving between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe?? About the same-o same-o

Last edited by janisj; Aug 13th, 2019 at 11:21 AM.
janisj is online now  
Aug 14th, 2019, 07:26 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,521
Very reassuring. Thanks.
Underhill is offline  
Aug 15th, 2019, 02:13 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 13,838
Don’t stop between Phoenix and Prescott unless hungry, Rock Springs Cafe in Black Canyon has great pies.
HappyTrvlr is offline  
Aug 16th, 2019, 06:50 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,521
Great pie sounds like an excellent reason to stop!
Underhill is offline  
Aug 17th, 2019, 08:31 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,671
Another vote for the pie! They have a Jack Daniels pecan pie that is decadently delicious. The first time we ever stopped there, it was small, antique-y, and not air conditioned. There was a chest refrigerator that you reached down into to get a soft drink. Hot, dusty, and dim inside. Really old-west looking. By the last time we visited, it's bigger, been refurbished, and air conditioned. Pie-making has really paid off, I guess.
sludick is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tdmort
United States
9
Apr 9th, 2005 12:30 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:52 PM.