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Old 10-12-2016, 01:37 PM   #1
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Tucson to Globe Arizona

CAn anyone shed light on the drive from Tucson to Globe Arizona? BIg rig friendly? THank you!
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Take Hwy 77 out of Tucson - a easy drive with a big rig. Where are you going from there? Not much in Globe. Hwy 79 is a good highway, also, if going to the Apache Junction area of greater Phoenix. All summer long there have been some closing times for construction in Globe so you might want to check the highway dept. of that.
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THanks for reply, We are going to spend 2 plus months in Arizona. GOing to stay a few days in Tombstone, then a few days in Tucson, then head up to Globe for a few days before heading to Gold Canyon for a month, then up to Cottonwood for a month. Will be our first trip to Arizona.
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Personally, I would skip your two days in Globe and head directly to Gold Canyon from Tucson. Globe would be a very easy day trip from Gold Canyon if there's something you want to see there. You could also add more time in Tucson over Globe. Tucson has a lot of neat things to do.

If you tow a 4x4 an awesome trip from Gold Canyon would be driving the Apache Trail beginning at Lost Dutchman State Park (part is paved if you don't have a 4x4 and highly recommended). The pavement ends at a neat little western restaurant for a burger. Apache Trail goes through gorgeous countryside with lakes and ends at Roosevelt Dam. Then do a circle by heading to Globe and Superior and back to Gold Canyon. It's a full day but well worth it.
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would love to see Apache trail, but don't think the Ford Focus that we tow would be quite the vehicle to do it. HOping we might find a tour. THanks for info on Globe. WE plan on dry camping at casino in Tucson for 3 days and may have. Day or two free prior to reservation at gold canyon. WOuld you suggest Casa Grande as a place to camp rather than Globe?
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Casa Grande just has shopping - not much to see there either. I would recommend staying in Tucson with your extra time.

You might consider just staying at a RV park in Tucson to include extra time. The Voyager RV sometimes has special rates for short time stays. It has every activity you can imagine.

https://www.rvonthego.com/arizona/vo...-resort-hotel/

Your Focus can easily be driven on the Apache Trail's paved section to Tortilla Flat. It really is beautiful as soon as you begin. Perhaps you can meet someone at Gold Canyon that would be willing to take you for the whole drive. RVers do that, you know.
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Tucson has soooo many things to see. The air museum, ICBM site, Sabino Canyon, Biosphere are a few. Near Tombstone on the way to Tucson Kartchner Cavererns is a must see and they have RV park. As to the Apache Trail although gravel and wash boarded is doable with a car and Lost Dutchmen State park is a great stay. Gold Canyon is a good starting point for anything in the area. Off the N Bush highway at Pebble beach rec area you can see wild horses. Then if you are in the area for spring training there are cheap baseball games in the Peoria area.

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Thanks everyone. Sounds like a few extra days in Tucson will be just the ticket. Love hearing of things to do from you all!
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After Tombstone you might consider a week at the SKP co-op in Bensen. You don't have to be Escapees. They have a first time $50.00 + electric deal. Also there is a state park at Kartchner Caverns south of Bensen that's supposed to be very nice. We will do that in December (both) as we like the SKP park there.


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