In the Footsteps of the Conquistador. Driving the Coronado Scenic Trail Byway, Arizona

In the Footsteps of the Conquistador. Driving the Coronado Scenic Trail Byway, Arizona

Legend has it that this is the route Francisco Vasquez de Coronado travelled in 1540 when looking for the fabled seven “Golden Cities of Cibola,” There were no golden cities. Instead Coronado mapped a treasure of wildlife, nature, and unequaled scenic vistas. This 116-mile (187km) 2-lane road is a rollercoaster ride through the desert high country of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest including the last Designated Primitive Forest in the US Forestry system: The Blue Range Primitive Area. This is a nature photographer’s dream road trip.

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