The 7 most incredible road trips in Arizona

1. Route 66 road trip

This road trip on Route 66, the longest stretch still in use, is the perfect wind-down if you’ve been partying it up in nearby Vegas.

2. High-desert whiskey and wine road trip

This route switchbacks up Mingus Mountain into Jerome, a cliffside village best known for its ghosts, which is also part of the Verde Valley Wine Trail, with five wine-tasting rooms.

3. Craters and cave dwellings road trip

From Sedona’s red rock canyons, this route climbs through forests to almost 7000ft in Flagstaff, the gateway to the area’s geological and cultural past

4. Grand Canyon rim-to-rim road trip

It’s easy to get fixated by Grand Canyon National Park with its layers of limestone and the Colorado River snaking a mile below the South Rim.