Leaving Safford, AZ eastbound - which route?
This is a pretty random, specific question, so I donít expect much of an answer - but here goes.
We drove today from Globe, AZ to Safford, AZ on US 70 - and the road was TERRIBLE: not really chewed up, but lots of tire thumping on repairs of cracked asphalt, endlessly.
Tomorrow, we are leaving Safford, heading East, ultimately on I-10. But to get to 10, I have to drive 75 miles on 70. Might be better than todayís ride - might not.
The other choice is to take 191 south 40 miles to I-10, then head East. A little longer than 70 route. And 191 could be good - could be worse.
Anyone live in these areas and know the routes? Any ideas?
As a little bonus: the reason we were in Globe was we had just finished driving from Holbrook to Globe, which includes driving down to Salt River and back up, which is a FANTASTIC drive: a beautiful canyon, lots of steep uphill and downhill sections (6% and 7% grades) - fun and scary at the same time.
Anyway, thatís my story and I am sticking to it.