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Apache Trail in Arizona ranked among best scenic drives in US

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PHOENIX — Let’s face it: After a long, hard work week, going for a relaxing drive with the windows down and the music blasting can be the most enjoyable experience.

If you are looking to go on a scenic drive in Arizona, look no further. The Apache Trail was ranked the best scenic drive in the state, according to Business Insider.

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The Apache Trail was originally a stagecoach trail that ran through the Superstition Mountains and currently links Apache Junction to Theodore Roosevelt Lake. Today, it runs 198 miles long.

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Part of the road is known today as State Route 88 and runs though mountainous terrain to urban areas like Mill Avenue in Tempe.

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But, if you’re willing to go off the beaten path, Business Insider says you should prepared to go through ” stunning canyons, desert scenes, and geologic formations that lie right outside of Phoenix.”

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If you are looking to explore outside of Arizona, some nearby scenic drives include Pacific Coast Highway in California (which you should explore during non-rush hours), Valley of Fire highway in Nevada and High Road to Taos in New Mexico.

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