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Address: Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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The trail is a short drive from Scottsdale. The views of Canyon Lake are inspiring. Lots of good picture taking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The trail is a short drive from Scottsdale. The views of Canyon Lake are inspiring. Lots of good picture taking.

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Satsuma, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After reading a lot of reviews, all I can say is they are right. We took the entire route and came out at the Rosevelt Dam. We rented a convertible Mustang and had no problems on the unpaved road. We did eat a lot of dust though. I don't think I would have tried this if it was muddy or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The scenery is beautiful.. but go into it knowing it is infact a dirt road. There are no gaurd rails.. except in a few places and they are made of wood. Many one lane bridges and stretches of road. Ignorant people made it a little less enjoyable. One guy zoomed around a corner w.beer can in hand and almost hit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just finished a ride from lake Roosevelt to Apache Junction via the Apache trail. Easy ride with a BMW 1150 GS and I saw all types of non four wheel drive cars on the trail. I even saw people towing 20' or so boats on this route. Very beautiful ride with some fantastic scenery. If you ever wanted to drive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You can only go about five or ten miles an hour for a lot of the trip. The bumps can make it feel like you have a flat tire but its worth it. The thing you will see will take you back to a different time when dinosaurs ruled the earth or wait indians. Either way its worth it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Decided to take a Sunday drive. I've heard about getting off the pavement past Tortilla Flats and how amazing it is. It certainly exceeded any expectations. The road is like driving over a washboard, but you can drive a car. Also, you can not travel faster than 15-20 mph on this road and it's about 22 miles of gravel. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The road isn't the best we have ever traveled, but it is far from the worst. I cannot understand why there are so many reviews warning drivers to avoid this road. The scenery is beautiful and the campgrounds are very nice. I wouldn't take my 29' 5th wheel trailer east of Tortilla Campground but that is only because the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We started the trail from Roosevelt lake @6pm by the time the sun was setting we had a perfect view of the amazing vistas. We made it to tortilla flats and paved roads by dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We took this route by pure chance - looking for an alternate way of travelling from Overgaard to Phoenix, rather than the main highway. We were so glad we did. Traveling from Overgaard to Roosevelt takes you along lake Roosevelt - quite a pleasant drive in itself, and the lake, harbour and dam at Roosevelt make nice viewing. It is... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had a great day recently exploring the Apache Trail. There are hiking, boating and swimming opportunities all the way to Tortilla Flats which is where we turned around. The road continues but turns into a rather hairy dirt road for about 25 mi. I don't recommend the loop unless you have four wheel drive and like living on the edge.... More 

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