Coronado Trail Scenic Byway, Arizona

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About Coronado Trail Scenic Byway:

Seeking the riches of the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola, Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's 1540 route ran close to this scenic Byway. Today's riches along this Byway are of a different nature -- vistas stretching for miles on end and an abundance of varied recreational opportunities and wildlife. Travel on the only road that had its name changed by the Bible. Only two years ago US 191 was US 666 and nicknamed "The Devil's Highway." But don't let that deter you.

If you are into history and graveyards, stop by the remnant of the Stargo Cemetery, with burials dating back to the 19th Century and make charcoal rubbings of the dates and names. History is prominent along this highway, and the remnants of an ancient rock house can be seen before entering the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. You'll encounter switchbacks that contributed to the Coronado Trail being the least traveled federal highway. When the road was first proposed in 1916, an old cowboy said "There ain't even a good horse trail." Now hundreds of visitors travel the road every year.

Along the way you'll see the "Arrow Tree," where hundreds of archers fired arrows into the old wood. If you ju

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About Coronado Trail Scenic Byway:
U.S. Route 191 is a spur of U.S. Route 91 that has two branches. The northern branch currently runs for 440 miles (708 km) from Loring, Montana, at the Canadian border to the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. The southern branch currently runs for 1,465 miles (2,358 km) from the southern part of Yellowstone National Park to Douglas, Arizona, on the Mexican border. There is an implied route through Yellowstone National Park to connect the two branches. The highway passes through the states of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona. Although the highway was first formed in 1926, its routing has changed drastically through the years. The modern US 191 bears almost no resemblance to the original route, which was primarily in the state of Idaho. Most of the current route of US 191 was formed in 1981. US 191 begins near the Mexico border in Douglas. US 191 has a 10-mile (16 km) layover with US 70 east of Safford. The route links to AZ 366 and AZ 266 to the south of Safford. US 1
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