Take This Road To Nowhere In Arizona To Get Away From It All

In the society we live in today, stress comes easily. In no time, you can find yourself worried over anything: work, relationships, traffic, bills. One of the best ways to combat that stress? Temporarily remove yourself from environmental stressors and spend some time alone to reflect on what’s going on in your life. Some people do this through journaling, going for a run, or, in some cases, driving.

An article in Men’s Health described that act of taking a life lunch break to do something enjoyable by yourself can actually be restorative to one’s physical and mental health. So why not pair a long drive some beautiful scenery like what you’ll find along State Route 89A.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/


For your convenience, check out these driving directions on Google Maps. The directions start just south of Flagstaff and will lead you through the Verde Valley down to the outskirts of Prescott Valley and Prescott. So, let’s check out a few of the landscape highlights you’ll encounter on this drive to put you in a calmer state of mind. Don’t forget to take a moment to pull over to admire the view!

Want ideas for more incredibly scenic drives around the state? Check out our article from June, These 9 Beautiful Byways In Arizona Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive.