Arizona State Route 260
|Maintained by ADOT|
|Length||217.78 mi (350.48 km)|
|Existed||1970 – present|
|White Mountain Scenic Road|
|West end||SR 89A in Cottonwood|
I-17 in Camp Verde|
US 60 in Show Low
|East end||US 180 / US 191 in Eagar|
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.
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.
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.
|Yavapai||Cottonwood||0.00||0.00||SR 89A – Clarkdale, Jerome, Sedona||Western terminus; road continues as Cove Parkway|
|Camp Verde||12.24||19.70||I-17 – Flagstaff, Phoenix||I-17 exit 287|
|Coconino||||46.16||74.29||SR 87 north – Winslow||West end of SR 87 concurrency|
|Gila||Payson||71.62||115.26||SR 87 south – Mesa, Phoenix||East end of SR 87 concurrency|
|Coconino||||103.18||166.05||Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road (Young Road)||To SR 288|
|Navajo||||124.62||200.56||SR 277 north to I-40 / SR 377 – Snowflake, Holbrook|
|Show Low||159.03||255.93||US 60 west / SR 77 south (Deuce of Clubs) – Globe||West end of US 60/SR 77 concurrency|
|161.00||259.10||US 60 east / SR 77 north (Deuce of Clubs) – Springerville||East end of US 60/SR 77 concurrency; serves Show Low Regional Airport|
|||176.74||284.44||SR 73 south – Whiteriver|
|Apache||||187.88||302.36||SR 473 south (Hawley Lake Road) – Hawley Lake|
|||196.73||316.61||SR 273 south|
|||204.89||329.74||SR 373 south – Greer|
|Eagar||212.34||341.73||SR 261 south – Big Lake|
|217.78||350.48||US 180 / US 191 – Alpine, Springerville||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|