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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

Address: Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix
96%
Ranked #108 of 1,304 Activities in Arizona
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Miramar, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous...a must see, roads are winding but not to scary. Go early in the morning when the sun is coming out..pictures will be amazing..oh and some areas have 0 reception.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We drove from Apache Junction to Globe on the Apache Trail Scenic Drive and it was a must see! Several lakes nestled in the stone mountains and outcroppings were beautiful. Tortilla Flat is a fun stop and the 22 miles of dirt road to the Roosevelt Dam is absolutely stunning! Get out of the car in Fish Canyon! Stunning like... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We drove the entire trail and had an amazing time. The scenery was breathtaking, especially from Apache Junction to Roosevelt Dam and this was a great non strenuous activity to remove yourself from the busy city. The road is definitely a little hairy on the dirt 22 miles part, but just take your time and go slow. It's definitely worth... More 

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cherry hill, nj
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170 reviews 170 reviews
49 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely drive and was reasonably done in a rented car without four-wheel drive (KIA Soul). Not at all difficult or scary and magically isolated and beautiful. We went clockwise so we got into the "good stuff" early on.

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Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Difficult to imagine visiting Phoenix and missing this! Spectacular scenery. Yes, the drive involves some "edge of a cliff" driving, but most people could handle it. Practicalities: This is an all day trip. I recommend eating at Tortilla Flat at the saloon. Bit of a tourist trap, but unique enough to be enjoyable. Your will get to Tortilla Flat early... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

4 of us went on this scenic drive and after looking at the distance of 120 miles with some gravel road and switchbacks, estimated approx a 6 hour day. WRONG! What an amazing drive!! we must have stopped every mile just to take it all in!! Took us about 9 hours with stops. This is driving for someone with a... More 

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Old Forge, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

For people who can't make it up to the Grand Canyon, this is the trip I would recommend!!! Fantastic!!! Not for the faint of heart and make sure you schedule enough time, but DO IT!!!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

You know the feeling when you go through a so-called scenic drive and leave pretty much empty-handed? Well, I’m so glad that I added this 46-mile / 74-km scenic drive back to my itinerary in the last minute because Apache Junction Trail (also called “Scenic Drive” or AZ Route 88) is definitely not one of those types. Yes, the road... More 

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Camdenton, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This scenic drive is a must do if you are in the area. I went east to west on a trip out to SoCal and was so impressed I detoured back to it on the return trip west to east. Every turn in the road gives a new and stunning view. The light early in the AM really accentuates the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I didn't make the whole trip but made it to the Lake. It is filled with amazing views. I highly recommend it for anyone that has a few hours of time while visiting Phoenix.

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