The Florence-Kelvin Highway takes us on a slow and winding journey through chollas and ocotillos, giant saguaros and maybe even wall-to-wall colorful wildflowers. Our journey really begins south of Superior, where we leave Highway 177 and journey from Kelvin to Florence. Along the way we’ll travel through a beautiful box canyon, past the Tortilla Mountains, open pit mining, and a lush riparian area that is fed by the Gila River. We’ll stop at Mount Athos in Florence for lunch on self, where the menu offers a wide-range of fresh and delicious Greek, American and Italian dishes, all at a very moderate price. Historic Florence is a fun town to explore, before the final leg of this loop tour back to the Valley. This scenic drive has always been highly recommended by Arizona Highways. It’s a fun wild-west adventure that you won’t want to miss!
Depart: NW 8 a.m. Phx 8:30 a.m. Mesa 9 a.m. R: 6 p.m.