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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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Ranked #55 of 1,286 attractions in Arizona
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Fairfax, Virginia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed our day trip from Phoenix driving along Hwy 88 and passing through the small towns and historic sites.

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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a fun drive. My husband and I had fun driving and stopping at some of the view points along the way. We drove up to the lakes. Bring a camera and plan on spending hours exploring. We saw wildlife too.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

excellent drive ,we had a chevvy suburban 4x4.only a short stretch is unpaved,very scenic,take food and drinks if you wish to stop and picnic,it is not as isolated as you may think .the lakes you pass are popular with boating enthusiasts..with mariners that cater for these people,on part of the unpaved trail a huge eagle took flight ahead of us,what... More

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Searcy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The drive was so amazing! As others have stated before there are parts of the drive that are a bit "exciting" or not quite for the nervous. The beauty & total experience was absolutely breathtaking! No photos can even capture the awesomeness of what God has created & you will enjoy. The only disappointment was that we were not aware... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I could not believe that it is allowed to use that Highway!!!! We did not know about the conditions of the road and got there by accident. it almost cost me a life since I had a real panic attack ... it is an insane road!!!!What views you are talking, people? You drive several inches from the high drop off,... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This road is so windy & high that you have to keep well under 20mph so don't expect to be round it quickly, the views are to die for & once you get to the top all the steep edges seem worth it :) watch out for the single track metal bridge & make sure you stop at lake just... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Due to the quality of the dirt road, it's really best to have a more rugged type of vehicle. You can stop at the Apache Lake resort restaurant for some great food.

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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Drove this on a day trip from Phoenix. Lots to see and do on the trail so suggest a whole day to do the trail. Had a 4x4 as hire car and we were glad as it is very bumpy in places - 20 miles of gravel road to naviage. Lots of imteresting places to visit - even get your... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a wonderful drive with beautiful scenics ... but first, please read the other reviews about the Apache Trail and understand this road is narrow and not always paved. It has tight "S" curves and one lane bridges. I had no problem at all driving this road, but I would not want to drive the Apache trail with a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We only had one day left in Phoenix and did not want to drive 6 hrs to the Grand Canyon, the wildfire put a little dent in our plan so we decided to venture out to the apache trail. It was conveniently located about 1 hour west of Phoenix. We saw a lot: goldfield ghost town, superstition museum, canyon lake... More

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