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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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Ranked #52 of 1,295 attractions in Arizona
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must if you are in the Phoenix area. Give yourself a whole day and ensure you take the whole trail because you do not want to miss the unpaved section between Tortilla Flat and Roosevelt Dam. Stop of in Goldfield ‘Ghost town’ then Tortilla Flats for a bite to eat before taking the 20 odd mile slow drive on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is well worth doing, it's not far outside of Phoenix but the terrain is much more dramatic and picturesque, there were lots of oooooohs and aaaaaaaahs coming from our car! Was 10 times better than I expected - just don't forget your camera like we did!

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Columbia, MO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful scenery without a lot of traffic. Several places to get out and take pictures, etc. Loved the prickly pear ice cream!

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This scenic drive was absolutely stunning, the views of the cacti, lakes and old areas were incredible. Would definitely recommend stopping at goldfield ghost town too, not far into the route but a really interesting area, seeing how the buildings used to be. The whole route itself (apparently) takes 5 hours, but we turned round at the tortilla flat, easy... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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