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Old 03-17-2016, 12:53 AM   #1
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89 Alt Through Jerome, AZ.

Good Sam Trip Planner has our route going through Jerome on the way from Cottonwood back up to the I40. That road looks really twisty going that way. Would you recommend going that way, or going back up through Flagstaff to the I40? We will be heading west when we get to the I40.

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Old 03-17-2016, 07:49 AM   #2
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Steep and twisty is putting it mildly. Just the pull from Cottonwood up to Jerome will give you an idea of what's ahead. Why not go to I-17 and on up to Flagstaff?


If you are camping in Cottonwood a side trip to Jerome sans trailer is worth it.
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Pretty much a straight 5.5% climb up to 7000 feet then down a couple thousand with up to 10% grades. Jerome is tight, hope for no traffic if you go that way. I would take 260 over to 17. 50 miles further, but probably wouldn't take any longer. You are going to 7000 feet either way, hard and shorter or easier and longer, take your pick.


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I wouldn't want to tow a trailer up and over Mingus Mountain. 89A is smooth and paved but fairly narrow and twisty without paved shoulders or passing lanes.
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Visit Jerome without the trailer. And then use I-17n to Flagstaff. We've been to Jerome numerous times and would never take our motorhome or 5th wheel there due to the narrow road without shoulders. And there isn't really any large vehicle parking within walking distance of the town.


Enjoy the trip! The town is great and the views from the Haunted Hamburger are wonderful!
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The streets coming into Jerome from Mingus Mt. is very narrow with some sharp turns for a RV, and very little parking for any types of vehicle. Probably best to go to Cottonwood then leave your rig and take a vehicle to Jerome. Bocce Pizza in Cottonwood is great.


You can travel I-17 and jump off at Camp Verde/Cottonwood then hit 89A again for a great ride through Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. The road up Oak Creek is twisty and I am not sure what rig you are in but take a look at it before you commit yourself to going up the mountain.


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Old 03-18-2016, 12:05 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the responses. Yes we are staying 4 nights in Dead Horse Ranch with planned side trips to Jerome, Sedona and the area. Want to take the Verde Canyon Railroad one day also.
I just did not want to take the trailer over twisty roads. We will be coming in from Flagstaff direction, so back up the I-17 to the I-40 sounds like the way to go back.
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Dead Horse is a nice Az State Park, you will like that area. If you are a gear head there is a place in Jerome kind of hidden away full of old cars, trucks and mining equipment that I really like to browse through. Sedona, meh, I loved it back in the early 80's before it went all high end. Still a nice place though. The shops and galleries at Talaqapaqui sp. are fun to browse. Oak Creek Canyon and Schnebly Hill road are nice side trips.
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VERY narrow road.
WHAT road do you use to connect qwi
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Visit Jerome without the trailer. And then use I-17n to Flagstaff. We've been to Jerome numerous times and would never take our motorhome or 5th wheel there due to the narrow road without shoulders. And there isn't really any large vehicle parking within walking distance of the town.


Enjoy the trip! The town is great and the views from the Haunted Hamburger are wonderful!
What road do you use to connect between Cottonwood and Interstate 17? Hwy. 260, on MapQuest, looks like a very narrow dirt path?!!! Thanks for your anticipated response.
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What road do you use to connect between Cottonwood and Interstate 17? Hwy. 260, on MapQuest, looks like a very narrow dirt path?!!! Thanks for your anticipated response.
SR260 is a good sized state highway 2-4 lanes with passing lanes, paved shoulders, etc.
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