Good news from our bosses at the Arizona Department of Transportation: Three state roads that pass through the White Mountains will reopen April 15 after being closed for the winter.
The roads that will reopen are:
- State Route 261 between Eagar and Big Lake
- State Route 273 between Sunrise Park Resort and Big Lake
- State Route 473 between State Route 260 and Hawley Lake
Unlike past winters, there wasn’t much snow accumulation on the roadways this season, but ADOT still needs to inspect the roads to clear any snowdrifts or downed trees, and to make any necessary repairs.
For the full ADOT release, including some tips for summer driving on these scenic and winding roads, click here. And if you’re looking for a spectacular White Mountains Scenic Drive, along with a portfolio featuring many shots of the area … well, just wait until you see our July issue.