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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

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Address: Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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Fabulous drive in unique country

This trail has a great history, and is an exceptionally scenic drive with various lakes on the way before you get to Tortilla Flats. Building the Roosevelt Dam was the reason... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
South Brisbane

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We picked up a brochure at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. It was called "Apache Trail TREASURE MAP." Now let me first explain that we are NOT from the Southwest, so the word "trail" has a different connotation to us than it must in the West. NOWHERE in the whole brochure is there any mention that... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unless you have a four wheel drive and not in a hurry, would I recommend you take this road. Beautiful drive! I live near here and there are many wrecks on this mostly one lane road. So be careful if you decide to take it, allow for plenty of time and as always when sight seeing in Arizona, take plenty... More 

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South Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail has a great history, and is an exceptionally scenic drive with various lakes on the way before you get to Tortilla Flats. Building the Roosevelt Dam was the reason for much of this, but it is a widely used trail for boating and hiking A must do option!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing drive through the Superstition Mountains. Views rival anything at Grand Canyon or Zion. Skip the tourist traps and just drive. Make sure your car is in good working order with a full tank of gas. Be prepared for a lot of bumping and jostling. When finished, hop over to Tonto National Monument and then take the Pinal Scenic back... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing and varied views as you drive along the road. Take your time and take it in. Stop from time to time at the atractions along the way most of the road is unmade, and a SUV is recomended, but normal sudans have no problems. There are some very narrow sections where you must watch what you are doing.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Drove the Apache Trail From Apache Junction to Roosevelt Lake. Having read reviews of this road we were a little apprehensive about driving this scenic trail. We found driving Hwy 88 not to be as terrifying as some reports have been. We suspect those types of reports come from people who have not done much mountain driving. In the 22... More 

Thank Scott L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

My friend and I did a roadtrip around the southwest america and the Apache Trail is in my top 5. it is an incredible landscape with a scary road with up, downhill and curve. The lakes are just beautiful you have the cactus, lake and mountain with lots of people having fun in boat or swimming. Plan your time because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

If you went to Goldtown and want a little bit more adventure you should take Apace trail to Roosevelt Dam. And do it on a front wheel drive car. The views are amazing, you can always encounter beautiful wildlife, at one moment in time I thought I saw a squirrel jumping in front of my car and stopped, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Beautiful views of the desert with only less than horrifying heights. Would like to do it again someday soon.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

In a nutshell.....Ignore any naysayers, and just drive this trail. You will thank me! We started from Apache Junction and ended at the Roosevelt Dam. Originally had hesitations about doing in a rented Audi A4. (Before leaving, I searched Youtube how to change the tire just in case, as you don't want to be stuck out there in the heat.)... More 

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