This old bridge crosses the Little Colorado. It’s fenced off now, due to the natural gas pipeline running down the center. Too bad, it would make a nice pedestrian bridge.
US 160 splits off from US 89 about 16 miles north of Cameron. After that, the scenery really gets interesting.
There’s no doubt many of the folks living along here are struggling to make ends meet. While their homes are modest, they come with incredibly scenic backyards.
US 163 – Agathla Peak
This towering mountain makes it easy to spot the turnoff from 160 to 163. Just head towards Agathla Peak. There are several wide dirt pull-offs, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting off the road to snap a similar picture (unless someone’s right on your bumper). Agathla Peak towers above the desert at a height of 7,100 feet.
Note: This trip was first published in 2004.