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03-07-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm Peter from England. In two weeks time, I will have three days in which to do a small road trip from Tucson to Phoenix airport. At the moment I'm not sure whether it will be just me or whether I'll have a road trip buddy. I like people and wilderness. I've done a road trip which included the Grand Canyon already, not too fussed about seeing it again. Any tips/ideas?

03-07-2010, 01:31 PM
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If you really have three days for the normally two hour drive from Tucson to Phoenix, then you have time for a truly remarkable exploration and experience. You can start, if you haven't already done so, by taking in the major Tucson attractions such as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Saguaro National Park and then head southeast to Kartchner Caverns outside Benson, Tombstone, Bisbee and Douglas, Next head north to Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site before taking US-181 up through Safford to the scenic Coronado Trail to Springerfille, Finally turn back west and take US-60 through the Salt River Canyon to Phoenix. There's more to do on that route than can be done in three days, but it is definitely worth checking out.


03-07-2010, 02:19 PM
If you are into military aircraft history, the museum and "boneyard" at Davis-Monthan just outside of Tucson is worth a visit.

03-08-2010, 04:10 AM
thanks guys

AZBuck: that's great thanks but seems quite a lot. Google maps says ~650 miles. Based on past experience, I'm not sure if I could hack that much driving by myself. Is Coronado Trail-Springerville-US60 worth the extra ~200 miles?
I'm visiting the university in Tucson for a week before hand so I'll get chance to see some stuff close by then. Hopefully I'll persuade someone there to join me as well, in which case the mileage would be fine.

glc: I'm not particularly into military history, but these are exactly the suggestions I'm after.. things that I wouldn't have thought of by myself :)

Accommodation: any idea about camping at this time of year?