Car rental alternatives in Phoenix, AZ

Desert vibes
in Phoenix

It’s hot in the desert and that’s absolutely the point. Come for the spas and pool club parties, and you’ll discover that Phoenix has even more to offer than complete relaxation or total party mode.

No matter the season, you’ll find great outdoor activities — from dining al fresco to getting up close and personal with saguaros. Get your Phoenix airport car rental alternative delivered to your terminal so you can just hop in and get out there.

Phoenix Favorites

When the heat is on, turn up the A/C so you can spin around town and see these unexpected Phoenix gems.

Musical Instrument Museum

Full of fascinating musical instruments from around the world, with in-depth exhibits on how they’re played, this museum also showcases famous instruments, like John Lennon’s piano.

Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright’s beautiful winter home in the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale is the epitome of his modernist style, and also home to his architecture school. See the house glow warmly on night tours.

Camelback Mountain

Hit the Cholla or Echo Canyon trails early for a hike that takes you up nearly 3,000 feet in elevation in under three miles, but you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of Phoenix.

Top hosts in Phoenix, AZ

Ryan L./>
4.9
Ryan L. All-Star Host
3,408 trips Joined Jun 2014
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Great value. Way faster than a car rental counter experience. Solid communication.
Jesse - January 23, 2020
This was my first time renting from a licensed business (rather than an individual) and the difference/quality was noticeable. I think the experience as a whole felt more professional and therefore trustworthy. From start to end, it was a smooth experience and instructions were clear to follow. Ryan's company runs a whole fleet of cars here in Phoenix, and I will continue to rent from him in the future since I have no plans to get a car myself yet and the prices were either on par with or cheaper than any of the car rental companies.
Iron - January 7, 2020
Patrick S./>
5.0
Patrick S. All-Star Host
2,594 trips Joined Mar 2016
Typically responds in 8 minutes

Recent reviews

From the start to the finish, using Patrick’s car was a breeze. The car was clean, in great condition, and a dream to drive. If there were any questions regarding the process or with the car, Patrick responded immediately. If I ever need to rent a car in Phoenix again, I will certainly use Patrick again. Easy peasy!!!
Gregory - October 12, 2019
This was the most painless car rental I’ve ever done.
Matthew - August 10, 2019
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Whether you’re escaping the blasting heat or just want to see something unusual, there are some fantastic reasons to book a Phoenix car rental alternative on Turo and take a road trip.

Sedona

Take your Phoenix car rental alternative two hours north to Sedona, which is more than just a getaway town of high-end spas and resorts, but a spiritual mecca for artists and healers.

Tucson

Desert life brings out the weird in people, and the small-town, artsy feel of Tucson celebrates all of it. Jump in your Phoenix car rental alternative for the two-hour drive south.

Grand Canyon National Park

A four-hour drive from Phoenix, it’s hard to resist the majesty of the Grand Canyon, and it’s the perfect place to guide your Phoenix car rental alternative along the rim for striking views.

Average ratings in Phoenix (4.9 stars)

Kelly
Nissan Altima 2015
Everything about my first experience with my car rental was perfect. I’ll definitely use this service again. Wayyyy easier than traditional car rental companies!
Kelly D. - January 25, 2020
Zohreh
Toyota Camry 2014
Another great experience! Very smooth check in and out. Very understanding when I had a scheduling conflict come up. Definitely recommend if you want to rent a car in Phoenix.
Zohreh Y. - November 23, 2019
Evan
Toyota Camry 2019
Seamless process, way better than traditional car rental companies. Will definitely use them again
Evan T. - August 17, 2019
Rudi
Tesla Model 3 2018
Way better than the traditional rental cars! And I got ride a Tesla
Rudi L. - August 23, 2018
Gregory
Kia Optima 2016
From the start to the finish, using Patrick’s car was a breeze. The car was clean, in great condition, and a dream to drive. If there were any questions regarding the process or with the car, Patrick responded immediately. If I ever need to rent a car in Phoenix again, I will certainly use Patrick again. Easy peasy!!!
Gregory B. - October 12, 2019
Jesse
Kia Soul 2011
Great value. Way faster than a car rental counter experience. Solid communication.
Jesse R. - January 23, 2020
Ian
Toyota Prius 2010
Ken was very accommodating on the whole trip. I would definitely recommend him to other people looking to rent a car in the Phoenix area!
Ian C. - February 4, 2020
Destiny
Toyota Prius 2017
Best car rental ever super awesome car cheap to fill gave a generous amount of miles !!!
Destiny S. - December 8, 2019
Iron
Kia Soul 2012
This was my first time renting from a licensed business (rather than an individual) and the difference/quality was noticeable. I think the experience as a whole felt more professional and therefore trustworthy. From start to end, it was a smooth experience and instructions were clear to follow. Ryan's company runs a whole fleet of cars here in Phoenix, and I will continue to rent from him in the future since I have no plans to get a car myself yet and the prices were either on par with or cheaper than any of the car rental companies.
Iron K. - January 7, 2020
John
Cadillac CTS Coupe 2013
Process of pickup and drop off was very fast and easy, would highly recommend this as an alternative to conventional car rental companies. Car was clean and ready to go.
John K. - March 18, 2019
Daniel
Porsche Boxster 2006
Great vehicle to explore the Phoenix area. It’s quick and responsive, unlike most other rental cars you’d typically find at a large chain rental company. Garage parking made the pickup and drop off easy.
Daniel C. - December 20, 2018
Leonardo
Toyota Prius 2011
Ken's vehicle was perfect for the trip. Ken was also very accompanying when a family emergency occurred and was always prompt in replying back. Had a easy car rental experience thanks to Ken.
Leonardo R. - February 11, 2020
Cristina
Toyota Corolla 2014
Best car rental experience ever!
Cristina B. - November 13, 2018
Kimberly
Chevrolet Impala 2011
This is my first to ever using Turo and I can say that it was the easiest car rental I’ve ever dealt with! I was able to go pick my car up an hour early, and the pick up/ drop off location is literally 3 mins from the airport. I will definitely use this again for my next trip
Kimberly E. - January 21, 2020
Babette
Porsche 911 2017
The best thing about my trip wasn't the car, despite being immaculate and well taken care of, but the owner. Austin is a true car guy who honestly wants you to enjoy his cars the way they were meant to be driven. He understands that at the end of the day a car is just a car, but what's really important is the human experience. This was the most comfortable and enjoyable car rental experience I've had and I will certainly rent from Austin again.
Babette K. - January 25, 2020
Lyle
Tesla Model S 2016
As always Reign is superior to any and all car rental services. Thanks again!
Lyle C. - December 16, 2019
David
Ford Fiesta 2015
Our trip worked out perfectly! Great way to rent a car! Very well communicated on the process, no surprises, definitely reccomend Joshua for renting. Keep up the great work!
David D. - February 10, 2020
Daysha
Chevrolet Malibu 2015
My trip was amazing .. hands down i would rent a car again from Uriel .
Daysha M. - November 26, 2019
Melanie
Kia Optima 2018
This was my first time using Turo. Thanks to Reign, I will be a return customer. Dealing with Reign was much nicer that dealing with rental car companies and the car had more “bells and whistles” than what you typically get with standard car rental companies. The car was great and everything went very smoothly. We definitely plan to rent from Reign again!
Melanie R. - August 4, 2019
Brian
Ford Fiesta 2015
Thanks Tyler for helping my vacation be a success. Affordable car rental excellent communication. We would definitely recommend Tyler for your travel needs.
Brian O. - December 28, 2019
Russell
Hyundai Sonata 2011
The car is a little old with a few quirks, but seemed reliable and is a good value for the amount charged (as compared to what rental cars were going for). Richard is very good at communication.
Russell A. - November 12, 2018
Kate
Hyundai Accent 2016
The car was clean and in great condition, on par with standard rental cars. Pick-up and drop-off were easily performed at the Arrivals and Departures zones at the airport. Communication was consistent and clear.
Kate N. - January 2, 2019
Michael
Tesla Model S 2013
Best service for car rental. No shuttle buses, no lines, great cars
Michael B. - January 10, 2019
Ryan
Tesla Model S 2016
This car rental service is the best on the west handsdown
Ryan G. - September 10, 2019
Steve
Maserati Ghibli 2014
Business trip. No rental cars so I decided to give Turo a try just hours before my flight. They responded immediately, helped me through the process and delivered a beautiful, cool car right to me. I asked to change my delivery time last minute and they were enough to accommodate. It was a great experience!
Steve G. - October 13, 2019
Dona
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Very flexible. I will definitely rent a car again when needed, thank you.
Dona M. - November 25, 2019
Bradford
Nissan Sentra 2015
Great service and super professional! Made it easy and super convenient to rent a car.
Bradford B. - December 23, 2019
Imad
Hyundai Elantra 2014
Joshua is an awesome person to rent a car from. Highly recommended!
Imad M. - December 24, 2019
Austin
Chevrolet Spark 2016
Easiest way to rent a car! Thanks for the flexibility and quick responses (:
Austin F. - January 7, 2020
Michael
Toyota Prius c 2015
Ken has a great selection of vehicles. Amazing hosting skills always responds in moments. Does everything he can to accommodate the guest. I appreciate you ken and thankful for this platform. It’s a way better experience than any car rental company can offer
Michael G. - January 20, 2020
Mitzi
Chevrolet Sonic 2014
This was the first time I used this type of car rental. It was a very pleasant experience. It wasn't a new car but absolutely served it's purpose. The pick up and drop off was quick and easy. I will definitely use It again.
Mitzi M. - February 12, 2020
Mackenzie
Ford Mustang 2016
This was the easiest car rental I've experienced, ever, on any rental platform. Airport pickup was a breeze, the vehicle was in awesome condition and a lot of fun to drive, and Brittany was super responsive every step of the way. Can't recommend enough!
Mackenzie G. - January 31, 2020
Matthew
Toyota Yaris 2012
This was the most painless car rental I’ve ever done.
Matthew B. - August 10, 2019
Frank
Audi A3 2016
Ben was a great host and the car was awesome. It was very convenient for us from North Dakota to use a car without having to pay a fortune to rent a car from a rental agency. I would definitely recommend Ben!
Frank S. - February 10, 2020
Paul
Ford Focus 2018
Easy process. Car had some dents and scratches, but overall is in good condition. The lockbox to access it is on the door handle and stays there the whole trip, so I wan't a big fan of that. I've rented several cars on Turo in this price range in Phoenix, and I'd say this was the best one as far as overall condition.
Paul P. - February 10, 2020
John
Toyota Prius c 2014
Car rental was super fast super easy no issues whatsoever will definitely rent from triple W in the future.
John B. - November 5, 2019
Cherié
Porsche Boxster 2008
This was an overall phenomenal experience! This will be my mode of personal car rental! Thank you, Huddain, for a first positive experience!
Cherié P. - December 26, 2019
Elonte
Chevrolet Sonic 2013
This was my first time using this app and service and don’t think I will use another regular car rental. This service was amazing. Easy and no hassle.
Elonte N. - December 31, 2019
Sarah
Ford Mustang 2014
The car was so easy to pick up, Brittany provided great instructions. It was so much quicker than the usual car rental places.
Sarah L. - December 8, 2019
Adam
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014
Perfect in every way. Saves two hours over car rental center. Car was in great condition.
Adam F. - October 20, 2019
Gabriel
Dodge Charger 2019
Reign made my first car rental experience a positive one!! Was able to utilize the Dodge Charger and was not disappointed !!!!!! Great company and I’m Already looking to rent a vehicle for me next trip to Phoenix in April 👍🏼👍🏼
Gabriel O. - November 12, 2019
Shane
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Best car rental experience i have ever had. Responded to all questions and had constant communication with any question. Car was amazong. Will defiently be using this when im back i town
Shane M. - December 28, 2019
Chris
Dodge Charger 2019
Went to Phoenix to visit a friend and I decided to rent a car for the first time on Turo. So glad that I got Reign and their Dodge Charger. The car was absolutely fantastic; extremely well kept, clean, powerful and a ton of fun to drive. Moses and Deann were so helpful in helping me get to the car and answering all of my questions. The car was so nice, i'm looking to buy this car myself. Pickup and drop off was such a breeze. Someone from Reign even dropped us off at the airport afterwards. Excellent customer service.
Chris F. - February 6, 2020
tom
Honda Accord 2018
This was our first time trying Turo. It was the best experience ever. Michael and his wife were extremely helpful and very punctual. Communication was very good as well. The car was in perfect shape. Very clean and fun to drive. If all Turo owners are like Michael, then the national big brand car rental companies are in big trouble. We will never wait at a car rental counter again. Thank you Michael - you made us loyal Turo believers. We will surely spread the word to our friends who also visit Scottsdale.
Tom B. - March 13, 2019
Jay
Kia Rio 2008
It was great to rent a car from patrick
Jay B. - October 4, 2019
Parth
Porsche Boxster 2008
Such a great host and an amazing car. 10/10 would rent a car from him again.
Parth S. - December 2, 2019
Alex
Porsche Cayman 2010
Was a little leery of using an app to rent a car, but it ended up working out great.
Alex H. - December 9, 2019
Russell
Ford Fusion 2019
First time using Turo! Everything went extremely well. Moses picked us up curbside at the airport. Car was as advertised. No problems at all during the trip and return was very easy. I will definitely use Turo again and I'm glad I have a better option that traditional rental cars.
Russell Q. - June 9, 2019
Amina
MINI Cooper Roadster 2013
It was amazing to rent a car with Unlimited miles. I was able to travel with my partner to the Grand Canyon! Thank you Ken and his team for being so awesome the whole week. I will never forget this experience 🎉
Amina M. - January 17, 2020
Alex
Ford Focus 2010
This was my first time using Turo, and overall it was a mixed bag, but Jim himself is excellent. I liked that there was an airport shuttle, I liked that I knew exactly what car I would get in advance, and I was very impressed with how promptly Jim dealt with a mechanical issue with the car (a window fell in). I didn't like the car lot itself, which is a bit of a maze, or the fact that the window fell in in the first place. Also, there's quite a bit of instructions to follow - Jim makes things clear, and it's not difficult to clean the car before returning, but it is an extra step. Finally, I'm not a huge fan of waiting for a final bill after returning the car - this is due to taxes and may be Phoenix Airport specific. Jim does tell all this to you up front. Overall I appreciate that Turo is providing competition for the rental car industry, as rental car companies often feel slimy. Working with a real, responsive person (again, Jim is great, hence the five stars) is certainly an upgrade. That said, the model still has room for improvement, and to me it wasn't necessarily a better experience than a standard company.
Alex H. - January 23, 2020
Brian
Mazda MAZDA2 2014
It was a last minute rental and Joshua came through wonderfully. The car was perfect for my needs and the communication was clear and precise and kind. I reccomend Joshua for your trip in Phoenix and I would contact him again in the future.
Brian H. - February 4, 2020
Joshua
Nissan Versa 2012
Great car and great experience. Price was super affordable and the pickup and drop off was relatively smooth. Much better then the typical Phoenix Airport car rental experience.
Joshua Y. - September 14, 2018
Jerry
Hyundai Accent 2016
Our car rental from SS&M LLC went very well. The pickup and return went smoothly at the Phoenix airport. The car worked perfectly and we were satisfied.
Jerry H. - March 21, 2019
Nita
Toyota Prius 2010
Thank you very friendly answered back right away amazing on gas all an all I give Triple W a 100% score in Turo car rental! Book him today.
Nita F. - November 13, 2019
George
Hyundai Accent 2017
Easiest car rental ever! I will definitely rent from Israel again.
George K. - October 28, 2018
Amber
Chevrolet Malibu 2013
Most convenient car rental I’ve ever had. Will definitely use turo again, thank you!
Amber R. - November 5, 2018
Tisha
Chevrolet Sonic 2014
Great service. Much more efficient and affordable than a regular car rental.
Tisha N. - February 28, 2019
Kaija
Chevrolet Sonic 2016
Great experience with this car rental! Everything was prompt and as promised.
Kaija G. - March 24, 2019
Samuel
Toyota Camry 2014
Great service and communication. 100 times better than an oldschool car rental company. 🥇
Samuel D. - January 7, 2019
Connie
Chevrolet Cruze 2012
This was so much easier than renting from a regular car rental company! I loved it!
Connie R. - March 27, 2019
Lissa
Chevrolet HHR 2010
Very friendly and I will use Tyler again for a car rental!
Lissa B. - February 24, 2019
Steven
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016
Nice car first time turo renter beats standing in line at the car rental counter
Steven J. - October 10, 2018
Lynette
Ford Focus 2010
I am so happy that I learned about this APP rental service. I was using Enterprise Leasing for my rental cars for work. This is my second time using the service. Just when I thought the service could not get better from the first trip; I was wrong. Jim has really clean cars, the cars are in great condition. Jim follows up IMMEDIATELY if you have a question regarding your rental. The location is very convenient, and it was easy to check into and out of the rental car at the SKY HARBOR Airport Parking in Phoenix. He also offers very good mileage for the duration of the rental. Which is better service than the first rental company that I used. He is friendly and very helpful at walking you through the process. I'm looking forward to the next rental for him. Thank you Jim!
Lynette H. - July 1, 2019
Keith
Mazda 3 2014
Dakota was top notch. I would highly recommend anyone coming to the Phoenix area to rent a car from him.
Keith K. - November 21, 2018
Kacper
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 2014
Great person to rent a car from. I’ll definitely rent this car again when I go to Phoenix!
Kacper G. - July 24, 2019
Ken
Nissan Altima 2019
This is the most amazing way to rent a car. We have a wheelchair and it makes it difficult to take the shuttles to the rental car places, No waiting in lines to get a car. No hassles over getting extra insurance or not. They were right on time, so nice, so convenient. The car was great. It was clean and in perfect condition. Communication was very good and the pick up and drop off were seamless!! I’ll never rent from the car rental places again as long as Reign Transportation is available. Less expensive and a waaaaaaaay more efficient and friendly experience. Thank you guys so so much. Until next time!👍🏼🥰👊🏼
Ken G. - November 29, 2019
Kinda
Ford Fiesta 2014
Tyler was a pleasure to rent a car from. Everything went very smoothly, he was very fast to respond and we had a great experience. Thank you again for helping make our trip to AZ such a nice one!
Kinda Y. - January 2, 2020
Albert
Toyota Camry 2019
Look no further! I highly recommend this amazing brand new Camry from Reign. This car has all the technology and the perfect color combo with shiny black exterior and the awesome red leather interior This looks and drives like an expensive luxury car. It was absolutely spotless on delivery and even had that new car fresh smell. Loved it. This may be the best deal on Turo, and Reign is one of the best I’ve dealt with. I needed some special accommodation on pickup and delivery and they handled it like pros with no problem at all. If I could give more than 5 stars I would, and the next time I’m in Phoenix I will definitely be reaching out to Reign.
Albert G. - October 30, 2019
Amber
Volkswagen Jetta 2019
Tony is amazing - I fly into the Phoenix/Scottsdale area regularly for business and Tony makes everything so seamless and convenient! His cars are very well taken care of and we love the ease of renting with him.
Amber W. - January 17, 2020
Mike
BMW 4 Series 2018
Honestly, it can’t get any better .. luxury vehicle, affordable price , hassle free , unlimited miles !!! , All that was ask from me was to take care of the car and use premium fuel. It doesn’t get any better then that. It almost feels wrong ..best rental experience by far. Ken , thank you .
Mike G. - January 21, 2020
Abi
Ford Focus 2010
Jim was very professional and quick to respond to any of our questions. The car was very clean and great on gas. The free car wash and vacuums was also an added bonus. We added a cooler to our trip and it was well worth it as it kept our drinks and snacks cold. This was our first time using the turo app and we look forward to using it again, significantly cheaper than a rental car. Jim is a great host, would definitely use again and highly recommend to anybody
Abi W. - January 22, 2020
Michael
Nissan Versa Note 2017
Christos was a great Host! He was flexible with pick up and drop off, even went out of his way for delivery. He communicated with me clearly and even gave me recommendations of things to do in Phoenix! I also rent cars on Turo and I can say that his hospitality was exceptional! I would definitely rent one of his cars again!
Michael K. - January 26, 2020
Luis
Toyota Prius 2011
Kens communication was great before during and after the trip. From pickup to dropoff. The car was easy and economical to drive. Very convenient vs hassle of airport rentals. Makes me want to tent out my cars. Thank you!
Luis R. - February 3, 2020
Sanjay
Kia Stinger 2018
Devonie and Scott were great to deal with. Excellent communication and punctual on pick up and drop off. The car was 100% clean and essentially immaculate. I’ve owned German luxury cars and this Kia Stinger was absolutely a smooth fun drive. Would rent again in the future without hesitation!
Sanjay B. - February 5, 2020
Jonell
Toyota Prius c 2014
As a first timer Turo user I was grateful enough to have Ken as my host. After an issue with a larger rental agency in Phoenix I looked to Turo as an alternative and it did not disappoint. Kens Prius was reliable affordable and safe. The nice perks of unlimited miles and free car washes mad it an even better choice. Definitely a great first experience with Turo. Thank you Ken for your communication and dedication to an excellent consumer experience !
Jonell B. - February 2, 2020
Matthew
Toyota Yaris 2008
This was super easy and pick up location is near airport with free shuttle. Car is clean and runs well. Definitely best way of renting a car while in Phoenix with no extra or hidden charges!
Matthew S. - February 5, 2020
Evelyn
Ford Focus 2010
Jim has always provided me with the best communication and service possible . I highly recommend him and this company to any one ! Very flexible and very affordable for good reliable cars !! Mahalo nui loa for another easy rental experience!!
Evelyn H. - February 5, 2020
Leah
Toyota Yaris 2012
This group is the best one in Phoenix for professionalism and good working cars!
Leah S. - February 6, 2020
Cheryl
Ford Fusion 2011
This was a great alternative to using a car rental place. Very easy pick up and drop off
Cheryl H. - March 11, 2019
Laura
Ford Mustang 2015
Awesome! Super easy. Jonathan responded to all my messages ASAP and made the car rental experience a breeze!
Laura J. - March 5, 2019
Jeffrey
Nissan Sentra 2014
Would rent from Joshua again in a heartbeat. Better experience than the typical mainstream car rental agencies by far.
Jeffrey K. - June 3, 2019
Halvor
Lexus IS 250 2007
Great car, smooth rental all perfect
Halvor G. - December 3, 2018
Steven
Ford Focus 2013
By far the easiest, smoothest, best car rental experience. I may have even saved some money. Even if I didn’t, it was money well spent.
Steven C. - October 19, 2018
Jay
Toyota Prius v 2013
What a fantastic experience - was absolutely the best car rental ever. Such a great commutator - went out of her way to make sure my trip started off on the right foot. Everything was as described or better!
Jay H. - February 18, 2019
Kyle
Kia Optima 2015
Travis made it fast and easy! This was my 1st Turo experience and I must say that I will continue using this platform for my car rental needs. The car was nice clean and fully loaded! Thanks again Travis
Kyle D. - September 23, 2019
Karl
Mazda 3 2010
This was my first Turo experience and it was great. Not only was I able to rent a car at half the price of the big name rental places, but I could rent a standard transmission which is nearly impossible with the other places. I would definitely rent a car this way again. This Mazda 3 served me very well and got nearly 30 MPG which was impressive since most of my driving was quick trips throughout Phoenix. When I decided to extend the rental by 10 more hours, it was really easy a few clicks and it was done.
Karl K. - May 31, 2019
Jurgen
Ford Focus 2012
We had a super trip with Tyler's car. Very good communication with Airport "pick up" and "drop off". We would highly recommend Tyler for your vacation or business car rental needs in the Phoenix/Arizona area. We certainly will use his services again. My wife and myself even got a ride in his "Tesla 3" back to the airport. Wow what a car that is! Thank you Tyler for making our holidays enjoyable.
Jurgen M. - April 11, 2019
Manish
BMW 4 Series 2017
Thank you paul for the amazing service. Will definitely rent a car from you again in future.
Manish P. - September 8, 2019
ouriel
Toyota Prius 2012
Trent and Chris were so great at getting the logistics down, everything went much better than expected. Would definitely rent a car with them again next time down in Phoenix.
Ouriel D. - September 2, 2019
Sudarsan
Hyundai Accent 2015
Quick and good service. Would definitely rent a car from Richard again.
Sudarsan Y. - November 10, 2018

Best Phoenix driving roads

The Devil’s Highway

This drive was named for its highway number, 666, and the tight hairpin turns that will keep your hands tightly gripped on the wheel of your Phoenix car rental alternative as you climb 3,000 feet.

Beeline Highway Route 87

Steer your Phoenix car rental alternative up 3,000 feet through the Tonto National Forest on this drive that mixes exhilarating straights with challenging curves.

Apache Trail Route 88

Though primitive, the highway near Apache Junction will throw you and your Phoenix car rental alternative on beautiful twists up the steep sides of mountains — but be forewarned it’s unpaved after Tortilla Flats.