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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

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Address: Arizona Highway 88, AZ
Activities: Driving
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Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix

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Beautiful Scenery

Drove from Apache Junction to Tortilla Flats. This is a fabulous drive for southwest scenery. It is not steep and scary as some report. I am 70 years old and had no problem at all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Drove from Apache Junction to Tortilla Flats. This is a fabulous drive for southwest scenery. It is not steep and scary as some report. I am 70 years old and had no problem at all driving a sedan. At Tortilla Flats the road becomes Unpaved so most turn around and go back, but you can go on to Rosevelt Lake... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We drove the entire Apache Trail. The unpaved portion is very bumpy, but it was worth it. The scenery was fabulous -- we made lots of stops for pictures. A stop at Tortilla Flats is a must. We also enjoyed a short stop at the Roosevelt Dam.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful drive in the area of Superstition Mountain. There are several stops along the way including a ghost town, museum, restaurant and boat launch. The drive is slow because the road is winding and there are one way only bridges. This is great though as the views are spectacular. We went in the spring. It might not... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We drove the Apache Trail Drive round trip from Phoenix. It is a full day trip but very worth the time. Scenery is gorgeous southwestern. Had a fabulous burger in Tortilla Flats. Be aware that the 22 mile unpaved portion of the drive is not for the faint of heart. At points the road is less than 2 lanes wide... More 

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Harley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

An unbelievable drive across the mountains that you cannot miss. Not for the faint of heart. Gravel road, no guard rails but the most unbelievable views. Make sure to stop in Tortilla Flats for a cold "Snake Venom".

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

You simply can't visit the Phoenix area and miss this. A short drive east of the city, you end up in Apache Junction and then begin what has to be one of the most beautiful drives imaginable -- the kind where you find yourself saying "wow," "ooh" and "oh, look at that" over and over. The vistas are ever-changing, with... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The drive from Apache Junction to Totilla Flats along Canyon Lake is wonderful. Most tourists stop at the Flats for shopping and meals. It is an attractive and busy spot. However if you continue east sling he trail the road narrows and becomes a gravel road. Lots of viewpoints. One nice scary downhill road. If you are scared of heights... More 

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We almost didn't' make this awesome drive because of the reviews on the rough road conditions. We had a Ford Fusion(rental car) and we had no problems with any of the gravel roads. Plenty of places to stop and take photos. Grab your water bottles, fill the tank, and hit the trail! You'll be glad you did.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An awfull lot of driving to see very little. We did not know that the road turned to dirt and we didn't want to risk taking a car on it. So we turned around and drove back to Phoenix. Very disappointed for the amount of time we spent in the car.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Frequent stands of saguaro cactus in pristine environment. Road is paved, with beautiful overlooks from Apache Junction to Tortilla flat, so most traffic only goes that far, but it really worth it (although a 2 hour commitment) to venture past the tourists and continue on the hard-packed dirt road all the way to Rossevelt Lake/Dam, which has a gorgeous, unusual... More 

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