Arizona State Route 71

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State Route 71

SR 71 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length24.16 mi[1] (38.88 km)
Major junctions
South end US 60 near Aguila
Major intersections Future I-11 / US 93
North end SR 89 near Congress
CountryUnited States
CountiesMaricopa, Yavapai
Highway system
  • Arizona State Highway System
US 70 SR 72

State Route 71 (or SR 71) is a state highway in central Arizona that stretches between its northeast terminus at its junction with State Route 89 at Congress and its southwest terminus at its junction with U.S. Route 60 at Aguila. It primarily serves as a shortcut between Prescott and the major roads going to California as there are no towns located on the route other than at the ends of the highway.

Route description

The route begins at U.S. Route 60 just east of the city of Aguila. The road bends slightly northeastward before heading straight north, with fields on the west side of the road. After crossing from Maricopa County into Yavapai County, SR 71 then heads northeastward into a desert area, continuing for several miles in a straight direction through the Mojave Desert. While heading northeast, the route meets U.S. Route 93, at the diamond interchange forming the intersection called the Joshua Tree Forest Parkway of Arizona.[2] SR 71 then enters into the town of Congress, which is littered with several small houses. The route ends at an at-grade intersection with Arizona State Route 89.[1][3][4]


State Route 71

LocationSafford to Eagar

The current road was originally designated a state route in 1936.[5]

Prior to 1934, the SR 71 designation was given to a road from US 180 near Safford to US 60 in Eagar.[6] This previous incarnation of SR 71 had existed since 1927 and was part of the original state highway system introduced by the Arizona State Highway Commission on 9 September 1927.[7] SR 71 was absorbed into SR 81 in 1934 and subsequently SR 81 became an extension of US 666 (now US 191).[6]

Junction list

Maricopa0.000.00 US 60 – Wickenburg, Prescott, Los Angeles
YavapaiCongress17.4628.10 US 93 – Kingman, WickenburgInterchange; future I-11
24.1638.88 SR 89 – Prescott, Wickenburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
North East View of Arizona State Route 71 - 34° 6' 11.28" N 112° 59' 44.11" W
South West View of Arizona State Route 71 - 34° 6' 11.28" N 112° 59' 44.11" W


  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning Division, Data Bureau (December 31, 2005). "2005 State Highway System Log(With Turn Lanes)" (PDF). Arizona Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
  2. ^ National Scenic Byway Program. "Joshua Forest Scenic Road". Archived from the original on November 2, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  3. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (2011-01-27). "SR 71" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  4. ^ Google (2008-04-23). "overview map of SR 71" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  5. ^ "Arizona Right-of-Way Resolution 1936-P-74". Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  6. ^ a b "AZ 71". Alan H. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  7. ^ "Arizona State Routes". Arizona Roads. Alan H. 7 January 2005. Retrieved 6 April 2015.

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