Coronado Trail Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayArizona

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  • Stream Along the Coronado Trail

    Clear waters cut through soft meadow grasses along the Coronado Trail.

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  • Deer in Ferns

    A deer observes travelers through the cover of ferns.

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  • Autumn Colors along the Trail

    Gold touched trees line the highway.

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  • Forest Creek in the Spring

    Wide meadows stretch for miles in varying shades of green at Forest Creek.

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  • Coronado in the Spring

    Wildflowers and pale green grass cover the gently sloping hills of Coronado in the spring.

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  • Mild Winter along the Coronado Trail

    Pale blue skies hang over snow dusted streets.

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  • Rocky Outcropping

    Sparse growth covers the rugged sides of the cliffs.

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  • Rustic Meadow Cabin

    Remains of an earlier time can be seen all over the Coronado Trail.

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  • Summer Lake

    Visitors can spend the day fishing or swimming at Summer Lake.

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  • Sunflowers in the Meadow

    As the seasons progress from spring to summer sunflowers reign in many meadows.

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  • Round Valley

    A distant vantage point offers visitors a look into Round Valley.

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  • Coronado Trail Historical Marker

    Surrounded by spring greenery, this marker stands near Hannagan's Meadow commemorating the 1926 opening of the Coronado Trail, the U.S.'s 1st Federal Aid Highway.

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  • Meadow on the Coronado Trail

    A clear meadow stream flows through pristine scenery along the Coronado Trail.

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  • Sunlight Peeking through Trees at the Blue Range Primitive Area

    A bath of sunlight carpets the colorful vegetation in the Blue Range Primitive Area.

  • Deer Along the Road

    Wildlife, such as deer, walk freely along the Coronado Trail.

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  • Desert Big Horn Sheep

    The majestic rams with full curling horns vigilantly guard the herd from higher ground.

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  • Madonna of the Trail

    The Madonna Of The Trail Monument commemorates the integral role of women in the westward migration and settling of the trail.

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  • Switchbacks above Chase Creek

    Looking south from the Chase Creek Overlook the first of many switchbacks can be seen in the foreground.

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  • Hannagan Meadow Lodge

    Quaint buildings lay in the background of snow dusted grass.

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  • Morenci Copper Mine

    Myriad variations of bronze and gold swirl in the formations at the Morenci Copper Mine.

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  • Whitewater in the Blue Range Primitive Area

    Leafy greenery surrounds a small waterfall in the Blue Range Primitive Area.

  • Narrow Shoulder on Coronado Trail Scenic Byway

    The edge of the asphalt and a sharp dropoff to a deep canyon leave no room on the shoulder for a safety guardrail or a bike lane on this mountain road's curve.

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