Arizona State Route 288

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State Route 288 marker

State Route 288
Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length: 52.56 mi[1] (84.59 km)
Existed: 1960 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 188 near Theodore Roosevelt Lake
North end: Chamberlain Trail in Young
Highway system
SR 287 SR 289

State Route 288 heads north from State Route 188 near Roosevelt Lake. SR 288 ends at Young south of State Route 260. Currently, most of SR 288 is unpaved.

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of SR 288 is located on SR 188 southeast of Theodore Roosevelt Lake. The highway heads north from this intersection through mountainous terrain as it heads towards Young. Portions of the highway are not paved and it does not intersect any other state highways other than SR 188 at its southern terminus. The northern terminus is located at an intersection with Chamberlain Trail in Young. The roadway continues on as a National Forest road.[1][2]

History[edit]

The 220 ft., single-lane bridge over the Salt River (Arizona) near the head of Theodore Roosevelt Lake was completed in 1920.[3]

The route was established in 1959 as a state route.[4] The highway received scenic road designation in 2001.[5]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Gila County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 SR 188 (Apache Trail) – Roosevelt, Globe Southern terminus
Young 52.56 84.59 Chamberlain Trail Northern terminus; Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road continues as Forest Service Road 512 (Young Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Arizona Department of Transportation. "2008 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved April 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ Google (2008-04-15). "overview map of SR 288" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ http://www.azdot.gov/highways/EPG/EPG_common/PDF/Cultural/Historic_Bridge_Inventory/Long_Inventory_Forms_Gila_1.pdf
  4. ^ "Right-of-Way Resolution 1959--078". Arizona Department of Transportation. 1959. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Right-of-Way Resolution 2001-07-C-052" (PDF). Arizona Department of Transportation. July 13, 2001. Retrieved May 15, 2011.