She was right.
Saturday’s first stop was at a small Visitor’s Center, run by the US Forest Service, just east of Payson. Thank goodness I had seen its location on a map and was watching for it, because it can be really easy to miss – the visitor’s center that is. The Rim is really easy to spot: a wall over 2000 ft high x 200 miles long.
We both remembered a lot of the scenes from 2 weeks ago, but it was slightly different going in the opposite direction.
After lunch we took the southern route, dropping off the rim soon after leaving Show Low, down into the Fort Apache Indian Reservation on our way to the
. We had heard that this was similar to the Salt River Canyon Grand Canyon, but that might be stretching things a bit.
We would recommend that other tourists coming through here should try both of these roads. Since we have a diesel with an exhaust brake neither road is difficult, but US 60 is twistier, for sure (at least 4 tight switchbacks by the
Salt River bridge).
Today, Sunday, was a quiet day putting up Christmas decorations, both in our motorhome and starting in Paula’s house.