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Coronado Trail Byway MapOverview

 Coronado Trail Scenic Byway captures thousands of years of history, from Native American Tribes to early pioneers and on. This byway is a little known secret, a hidden treasure to Arizona’s beautiful desert. Come explore the many pristine trails and views, and think about the rich history that the area has to offer.

123 miles / 197.9 km, Morenci to Springerville

Key Attractions

  • One of the lesser known and traveled byways in the region, containing beautiful and pristine landscapes.

  • Hiking, biking, fishing, shopping, lodging, etc.

  • Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

    • Abundant hiking trails.

    • Many lakes and streams to fish.

    • Wildlife, including deer, antelope, elk, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys, various birds, mountain lions, black bears, and Mexican Grey Wolves.

  • Escudilla National Recreation Trail – near Alpine, AZ about 25 miles south from the beginning of the byway.

    • Hike to Arizona’s 3rd largest peak on a moderately difficult, 3-mile journey.

  • Hannagan Meadow - a village about 50 miles south from the beginning of the byway.

    • Hike to Akre Lake – an easy 3 ½ mile journey.

  • Blue Range Primitive Area - about 56 miles south from the start of the byway.

    • A preserve that contains impressive hiking and horse riding trails.

    • Steeple Trail is a rugged, 13-mile trail that takes you through forest, meadow, desert, and wildlife.


  • Located between Springerville and Morenci, AZ near the eastern boarder of AZ

  • 174 miles southeast from Flagstaff to Springerville, AZ, 226 miles northeast from Phoenix to Springerville, AZ – get directions from major cities here

  • 216 miles from Phoenix to the bottom of the route (at Morenci, AZ), 289 miles from Flagstaff to the bottom of the route

  • Junction at Main St. Springerville where byway begins - N 34.133° W 109.270°

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(This site is funded in part by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration.)