Arizona State Route 260

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State Route 260 marker

State Route 260
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length217.78 mi[2] (350.48 km)
Existed1970–present
Tourist
routes
Arizona Scenic Road Marker.svg White Mountain Scenic Road[1]
Major junctions
West end SR 89A in Cottonwood
  I-17 in Camp Verde
US 60 in Show Low
East end US 180 / US 191 in Eagar
Highway system
SR 238SR 261

State Route 260, also known as SR 260, is a major east–west state highway in north-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It connects State Route 89A in Cottonwood to U.S. Route 180 and U.S. Route 191 in Eagar.

Route description[edit]

The western terminus of SR 260 is located at State Route 89A in Cottonwood and heads eastbound along much of the Mogollon Rim, finally ending at its junction with U.S. Route 180 and U.S. Route 191 in Eagar. SR 260 is part of the National Highway System between Show Low and Payson.

Stretches of this highway are known by various names, include Camp Verde Bridgeport Highway, General George Crook Trail, Camp Verde-Payson Highway, and White Mountain Road / Boulevard. The northernmost stretch between Cottonwood and Camp Verde was originally State Route 279, while the original stretch of road from Payson to Eagar was originally State Route 160.

SR 260 has been widened and upgraded between Payson and Heber-Overgaard to a four lane divided highway with bridges over wildlife corridors to reduce accidents with deer/elk and other wildlife. The road is congested at times during holiday weekends with traffic from the Phoenix area to areas along the eastern Rim. It is also closed during winter storms because of its elevation changes between Payson and Show Low.

History[edit]

SR 260 was originally designated in 1955 as SR 160 from Payson to Show Low. In 1969, US 160 extended into Arizona, so SR 160 was renumbered to SR 260 to avoid confusion. In 1972, it extended east to Eagar, replacing SR 173 and part of SR 73. On December 15, 1989, SR 260 extended west to Cottonwood over SR 279.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
YavapaiCottonwood0.000.00 SR 89A – Clarkdale, Jerome, SedonaWestern terminus; road continues as Cove Parkway
Camp Verde12.2419.70 I-17 – Flagstaff, PhoenixI-17 exit 287
Coconino46.1674.29 SR 87 north – WinslowWest end of SR 87 concurrency
GilaPayson71.62115.26 SR 87 south – Mesa, PhoenixEast end of SR 87 concurrency
Coconino103.18166.05Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road (Young Road)To SR 288
Navajo124.62200.56 SR 277 north to I-40 / SR 377 – Snowflake, Holbrook
Show Low159.03255.93 US 60 west / SR 77 south (Deuce of Clubs) – GlobeWest end of US 60/SR 77 concurrency
161.00259.10 US 60 east / SR 77 north (Deuce of Clubs) – SpringervilleEast end of US 60/SR 77 concurrency; serves Show Low Regional Airport
176.74284.44 SR 73 south – Whiteriver
Apache187.88302.36 SR 473 south (Hawley Lake Road) – Hawley Lake
196.73316.61 SR 273 south
204.89329.74 SR 373 south – Greer
Eagar212.34341.73 SR 261 south – Big Lake
217.78350.48 US 180 / US 191 – Alpine, SpringervilleEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation (2014). "Arizona Parkways, Historic and Scenic Roads" (PDF). Phoenix: Arizona Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Arizona Department of Transportation. "2008 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved April 8, 2008.

External links[edit]

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