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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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This tour will knock your socks off! !

The Apache Trail all starts at Apache Junction, US route 60 and AZ route 88. It takes you north and east into the Superstition Mountain, loops you through some fabulous scenery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Brunswick, Ohio
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Brunswick, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The Apache Trail all starts at Apache Junction, US route 60 and AZ route 88. It takes you north and east into the Superstition Mountain, loops you through some fabulous scenery and your first stop is at Goldfield Ghost Town. Here, you are treated to several things to do, including a mine shaft tour. That tour was well done. In... More 

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Rochelle, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The first part was a beautiful paved road. The last part is 22 miles of "unpaved" road. We would have turned around if we were using our personal car, but it was a fun adventure that had many areas to pull over and take pictures. It took two hours to go the 22 miles but we saw beautiful, rugged scenery... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

if you have the time, do this drive! but make sure you give yourself a whole day to enjoy and experience what this drive has to offer. there are many places to stop along the way--bars, restaurants, ghost town, lakes and the dam. beautiful scenery and places to stop along the way to take great photos. the 22 mile unpaved... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Apache Trail is so close to Phoenix, yet in another world once you're there. The road is very interesting with many changes in a short time. It's a pay attention drive, with lots of turns and twists. The desert is in full bloom now, with so many flowers. With Canyon Lake and a marina there. It's a nice spot... More 

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Kansas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This road provided amazing views of a very vast and rugged country. It is mostly dirt road and is narrow and winding. Don't be in a hurry, make sure you have plenty of gas, snacks and water. The lakes are beautiful although the boat ramps, stores and camping and resort areas are kind of ratty and in need of repair.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

OK, you might get your rental car a bit dusty, but there's nowhere between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Lake that you need to be concerned about navigating. Yes, about 20 miles of the road is dirt/gravel and it can be a bit washboardy, and there're some precipitous drop-offs, and steep switchbacks and one-lane (1 1/2 really) bridges, but then, that's... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Apache Trail Scenic Drive is amazingly beautiful with tremendous vistas all along the way. Don't be fooled by the scenery because the drive is quite rugged. It is not a route for all vehicles and not in all seasons. We had a heavy duty truck and went on March 15 with dry and clear weather and it was still... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a beautiful scenic drive into the desert. We only did the paved part, but found lots to take photos of and saw some of the first spring flowers. Scenic vistas, lakes, picnic areas, plenty of trails. If you are going to stop, please note that you will need a Tonto pass for the national forest available at several... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We left Phoenix about 9:30 and arrived at the start of Route 88 around 10:15. We decided to skip the Ghost Town and started on the trail. We are glad we did because it put us in Tortilla Flat right about 11:00 where we could 1. find parking and 2. get right into the restaurant. The food was okay at... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We did the Apache Trail Scenic Drive. Gavel section in good shape, just slow. Lots of changes in landscape. Tonto National Monument was of most interest.

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