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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is certainly worth a visit. We took friends on this drive, and it was there first visit and found this to be a great drive with amazing scenery. Throughout the day we stopped along the way at various points of interest, including the Superstitions Mountain Museum, Goldfield Ghost Town and others. The road can be narrow and rough in... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a must do. Take your time and drive slow. But well worth the time. Takes about 7 hours return trip to phoenix. Road are great until you come down the mountain this will test your driving skill but after that you will see the most amazing scenery. There is really nothing like this take your time and enjoy the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We did this drive all the way round on our first day of vacation from UK. Did it in a strange rental car, with little experience of USA roads and we had no problems at all. It is a bit narrow and rough in places, but nothing that a modern car cannot handle with ease. Locals use it with large... More

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Uniontown, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You can spend a few hours slef driving a tour out of town to see the Ghost Town, Tortilla Flats, Canyon Lake etc. The views are great!!! But some of the attractions are just tourist traps...but what the hey!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's about 1 hours drive from Phoenix, once you get off the main highways the road becomes very narrow and twisted, you have to take care. We saw an accident where the person involved had to airlifted to hospital.

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Glen Allen, Va
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a rental car while visiting the Scottsdale area and decided to take a day trip on the historic trail designated in 1988 as the Apache Trail. Fortunately the day we drove on this trail, the weather was nice and it was not too hot. Since this is part of the Sonora Desert in Arizona, you get to see... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Decided to give this a go but as driving a Mustang took other reviewers advice and went as far as Tortilla Flats. Despite not doing whole route it was still worthwhile, in fact I would suggest if you've done a lot of scenic driving etc on your trip,the whole route could become repetitive, especially for the driver ( as let's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a do-it-yourself tour. The roads are good but twist and turn and are not taken with any speed. Each turn brings a more beautiful scene. Take advantage of the stops, there are not many places for food and bathroom so be careful with kids, and take what you may need. It does take at least 4 hrs. so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My Wife & I decided to explore the Apache Trail whilst staying in Gainey Ranch for 10 days, we wish we had committed more time to this as we had spent time visiting Sedona & Flagstaff. We can only echo the reviews made recently, awesome views, authentic Arizona! The first part of the trail is road, then it turns into... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are looking for some wonderous views and different local roadside attractions, then the Apache Trail drive is the one to take!! You can stop at the Goldfield Ghost town for some local history and then start the windy road up to paradise!! The views are stunning and it's worth the dust to continue on past Tortilla flats (definitely... More

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