Globe is located in the heart of Arizona’s magnificent Tonto National Forest in Gila County and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in the Southwest. Globe is situated near the mid-point of the Legendary Old West Highway that stretches from Apache Junction, Arizona to Lordsburg, New Mexico. Globe is also the eastern terminus of the Apache Trail, which runs northwest to Roosevelt Lake, which also turns southwest to Apache Junction.
A visitor may travel to the Globe via State Route 88, the “Apache Trail” past four dams and lakes on the Salt River through rugged mountains, past imposing saguaros and breathtaking vista around every curve. A stop at the Tonto National Monument Introduces the area prehistory, enhanced by a visit to Besh-Ba-Gowah that is adjacent to the Globe Community Center. Globe downtown is rich in historic structures including the 1906 Gila County Courthouse, now the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.
Another great way is Globe is through Phoenix by way of U.S. Route 60 and stop at all the Gila County Historical Society or the Boyce Thompson Arboretum just 1 mile west of Superior. The U.S. 60 is one of the most scenic highways in Arizona, Follow it through incredible rock formations, overlooking BHP-Pinto Valley and Carlota Copper Company and passes alongside Freeport McMoran the third Copper Mine locally and Bluebird leach dumps or stop in at Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center and into Miami our Sister town.