|Part of AZ Route 89A between Flagstaff and Sedona.|
I was trying to explain the fun of the Tail of the Dragon to a non-buff friend who splits his time between Phoenix and Chicago. (No dummy he: this was his first visit to Chicago since October.) Actually, he sort of gets the fun road thing: his first (and only) sporty car years ago was an MGA he bought himself as a college graduation present.
"You'd like Arizona 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff," he said. "It seems similar to the Dragon. When I have out-of-town visitors, I take them up there. We do Oak Creek Canyon and have lunch at Renee's in Sedona. I stop at the scenic overlooks."
So I checked Google Maps. Maybe I'll visit my pal in Phoenix. There aren't that many great drives in the States that combine twisties with limited entering side roads. Arizona 89A looks to be one of them.
Watchtower: did you drive this road?