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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

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Address: Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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Long Drive But Totally Worth It!

We ran across the Historic Apache Trail by accident while driving around the area during a rain storm. We drove the entire trail and it was fantastic. Tortilla Flats was a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ran across the Historic Apache Trail by accident while driving around the area during a rain storm. We drove the entire trail and it was fantastic. Tortilla Flats was a great little stop and the scenery is gorgeous. The trail ended at/near Roosevelt Dam and the drive back to Scottsdale was long but also very scenic.

Thank Susan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had picked up the Apache Trail Treasure Map at a local restaurant with the route of the trail on it. Its obvious the map isn't to scale so we asked a couple of people about how long it takes to drive the trail. None of them had done it so they couldn't tell us. We headed north on US... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving Highway 88, the Apache Trail is not for the faint hearted nor is it easily done. I was thankful my husband is an excellent driver although the many switchbacks and very narrow road necessitate extremely slow speeds. Do not attempt this if the weather is questionable! Do not attempt in a motor home or if you are towing a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only went as far as Tortilla Flats then turned around. The roads were in great shape & a very pleasant drive. I've been told that once the flowers start to bloom in spring, the countryside is even more beautiful.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really hard to drive and watch the landscape as it goes buy. Fortunately, there are many drive-offs where you can safely stop to take photographs. A must for everyone's bucket list.

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Watertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started out mid morning for day trip from Mesa to do Apache Trail loop. First stop was the museum just after you enter the trail. We drove by at first but decided to go back as it looked interesting. We spent a very interesting hour seeing the exhibits and touring the facility. I'm glad we took the time to stop.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent all day touring this trail, there is questionable narrow gravel road between Tortill Flat and Roosevelt Lake (Dam) and they recommended a 4x4, but we did it in a car (make sure the weather is good and road graded if you attempt in a car, going East is better than West). The views were great and plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We understood there was only a bit of gravel however this was by far one of the most beautiful roads we have ever taken. We did it 2-up on a GS motorcycle. It's not for the faint of heart and you should be a pretty good on rider especially on dirt roads but it has very challenge- water running across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

The Apachy Trail was very good. We went in January so it was not that warm. If you go during the summer be prepared by taking some water in case you have car trouble. The best scenery was along the gravel Rd. We were in a Nissan Sentra and made it fine. The road is very narrow in places, but... More 

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Blind Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We drove this yesterday - beautiful views and well worth the drive, gravel road and all. A few high points - if you drive from Tortilla Flat to Roosevelt Dam you are mostly against the rock side verses the cliff side.

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