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Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix
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Mountains, Cactus, Lake, One-car bridges, Oh my!

This was unlike anything we had ever seen before. Beautiful landscape that changed every few miles. I wouldn't recommend going any further than the paved part of the trail if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was unlike anything we had ever seen before. Beautiful landscape that changed every few miles. I wouldn't recommend going any further than the paved part of the trail if you're in a rental car or get the least bit scared going around curves. The paved part was enough of a scare for us. But the scenery was unbelievable. The... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Incredible scenic drive thru the desert following the Apache trail. Impressive cactus fields, you should not be affraid of ravines, drive the offroad section, a must do.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The road from Apache Junction to Roosevelt lake is the main attraction. Driving along the edge of the lakes with the majestic Saguaro cacti all around is enthralling. I didn't stop at Tortilla flat (population 6) but if I go again (and I will) I will stop at the saloon to check it out! There are 22 miles of dirt... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This drive is a good day trip! The scenery and views are breathtaking! Some of the areas along the way will take your breath away...no barriers and a rough road with twists and turns. Read up on the historical significance of the trail before you go, it will make the trip much more meaningful. Be sure to pack water/drinks. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We just recently learned about the Apache trail and the historical significance. This is a great day trip. There's plenty of sites to take in from mines to old west attractions as well as water activities. We made a stop at the Tonto National Monument. This was a great stop. For as little as $3 per person, you can hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It's a long drive so be prepared! Fill up the gas tank, coolers, bring snacks, and plenty of sun screen. We stopped in tortilla flat for lunch and then for a quick swim in Apache lake. Plus we stopped at many scenic points for pics. It was a little intimidating of a drive through the mountains with sandy Rocky one... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband, parents, 12 yr old son and I traveled along a small portion of the Apache Trail on July 5, 2015. Our intent was to travel the entire length of the Apache Trail but with so many things to see, do and experience (and a rain storm) we didn't meet our goal. We stayed in Mesa and began our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was a great drive - and we did the whole thing, from Apache Junction to Globe. It took longer than I expected and we got back much later than I anticipated. The drive was not bad, but the washboard gravel roads make you have to slow down unless you have a vehicle that doesn't mind that kind of road.... More 

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Angus, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Apache trail was an adventure that is for sure. Winding past all those beautiful cactus, up and down the mountain with hardly a barrier in the way, it sure gets your adrenaline going. With beautiful lakes along the way and a surprise find of a little town "Tortilla Flats" along the way, you will be amazed at the ingenuity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great scenery with fantastic views!!!! One of the most impressing scenic drives I know - and it's completely free! We have spotted wild life (big horn sheep, condors, roadrunners and some lizards). You just should know that it is a dirt road and I would not recommend the drive with a "normal" car.

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