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Old 01-24-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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Has anyone traveled from NM to Phoenix the first part of March? Are the roads ok going through Flagstaff or how is hyway 60?

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Old 01-24-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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We were in Williams in March and then traveled east through Flagstaff. No problems at all but I would certainly keep an eye on the weather.

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Old 01-24-2016, 04:19 PM   #3
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Both I-40 and Hwy 60 through Arizona are good for RVers. The big issue is weather (snow/ice). Just pay close attention to the forecasts when you get near. We like Hwy 60 better than an interstate - much more scenic. On Hwy 60/260 watch the weather between Show Low to Payson. If taking 60 from Show Low to Globe and into Apache Junction it should be snow-free during March unless a freak storm. However, you will have two big downhills of 7% grades. One is the Salt River Canyon and the other is around Miami/Superior. This is a popular RV route so many RVers do it, as do semi trucks. Just be aware of your braking.

Your route also depends on where you want to end up in the greater Phoenix area. It's BIG. If you want to get to the eastern edge (Apache Junction) then taking I-40 doesn't make sense.

We've been in a major snowstorm the end of April one year just west of Albuquerque on I-40. The interstate was completely closed down. We boondocked in the middle of the highway with the truckers.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:29 PM   #4
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Hyw 60 between Globe and Superior has construction, widening project, road is narrow in places and rough. I would take 260 at Show low to 87, more scenic drive I think, takes you down through Payson. Roads clear quickly, but watch the weather reports when getting close.
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PNX TV said Hwy 60 to be totally shut down off & on over the next several days .er
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I lived in Clovis, NM for a while and traveled US 60 more than I40... I always liked the scenery better. I went to Phoenix every February and never had road problems. Now I'm in North-Central Texas and envious of anyone traveling that part of the country... Phoenix in February and March is pretty grand...
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The locals in Holbrook off 40 told me the 60 gets twisty in the canyon, so I took the 377, 260, to 87. That was end of October though. Looked like it would get snow at altitude. But Payson had a good burger joint.

I did Holbrook to Mesa, looked at a couple coaches, then thru PHx, then up 60/93 west to Kingman and hit the Dam and Vegas about 2am.

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