Originally Posted by AZ-Twin
There is a road that goes north out of Benson, paved partially, then dirt which hooks up with 77 north San Manuel and east of Oracle.
That's a great route. 77 to Globe is a nice road too . . . and if you have time and feel adventurous you could head off the west side of 77 about 15 miles north of Winkelman and ride about 25 miles of dirt roads through the Pinal Mountains to Globe.
I haven't ridden the part through the Pinals because it's usually not passable in winter when I'm there, but all my research tells me it would be a great ride . . . one of the places on my list. Make sure all the snow is gone before you try going through there . . . and do not attempt it if it's wet! Shouldn't be too difficult in dry conditions.
Have fun guys . . . can't wait to get back out there again!