America's Scenic Byways

The Gila-Pinal Scenic Road was designated a scenic road on June 20, 1986, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. The route travels throughout the Sonoran Desert life zone at the desert floor and moves upward through four biotic communities. Evident in the higher elevated areas of the Pinal and Superstition Mountains is the Ponderosa Pine Forest. Riparian woodlands are found along the many features such as Queen Creek, Arnett Creek and Pinto Creek.

Comments from each of the six public hearings are available for viewing. Note that the public comment period is now closed.

Public Hearing Comments

Draft EIS

The draft EIS public comment period closed November 7, 2019. All 30,000+ comment submittals are now under review for consideration in the compilation of the final EIS.

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website