Tuscon

 

Tuscon and Phoenix

Leave motel for a road trip of 240 miles into Tucson take in the Interstate 8 east then merge onto the Interstate 10 passing through the Sonogran Desert and National Monument, Casa Grande, Eloy and Marania.

Sonoran

The Desert and National Monument is located south of Goodyear and Buckeye one of the richest regions of desert habitat protected by North and south Maricupa Mountains and Table Top Wilderness.

Sonoran

Sonoran

Vekol Valley

Vekol Valley

Table Top

Table Top

Casa Grande is in the Pinal County ex mining town founded in 1878 famous for the Casa and Hohokam Ruins. Visit the National Monument Prehistoric Ruins Museum to get an insight to the area.

 Casa Grande

Casa Grande

 Casa Grande

Casa Grande

 Casa Grande

Casa Grande

Eloy home to a large Detention Centre and Marana is the Pinal Aircraft bone yards miles and miles of old planes.

Marana

Marana

Aircraft Boneyard

Aircraft Boneyard

Eloy Detention Centre

Eloy Detention Centre

Tucson is a city in Pima County an expansive city with the west being blocked by the Tucson Mountains and Cactus Desert having a mixture of old and new dwellings. El Presidio is the oldest neighbourhood, also many more historical neighbourhoods to explore, well worth the visit to Downtown area.

Tuscon

Tuscon

Xavia Mission

Xavia Mission

Tuscon

Tuscon

Continue the road trip onto Phoenix travel west on the Interstate 10 for 116 miles. This is a large city founded 1861 with a population of 4.2 million people  situated in the Maricopa County near the Salt River known as the valley of sun. It’s as large areas of skyscrapers with mountains and desert as a back view best way to view is a drive around.

Phoenix

Phoenix

Haboob Phoenix

Haboob Phoenix

State Capital Building

State Capital Building

The most scenic area being the Pleasant Lake west side of Phoenix of artificial reservoirs having a number of boats docks and beach access good for water sports.

Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake

Pleasant Lake

Travel just 34 miles to book into a motel at Wickenburg stay over night at Best Westerns Rancho Grande road trip on Route 74 turn right onto Route 60 into Wickenburg.