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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

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Address: Arizona Highway 88, AZ
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Beautiful views!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Blind Bay, Canada

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Blind Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take some time and get out of the city if you have the chance. We went up to Tortilla Flats and then turned around and came back. Stunning drive. We travel through the Rocky Mountains frequently and this was such a beautiful change. All the different cacti, Superstition mountains and lakes, so beautiful. Just be prepared for lots of twists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it took almost 8 hours and it was absolutely amazing . The scenery was spectacular . The colours of the mountains and the landscape were so beautiful . The first part of the drive took us on a windy but paved route around Superstition Mountain . The views were wonderful. The gravel road which was only 22miles took 1.5 hours.... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started this drive from the Lost Dutchman State Park and completed the loop going north. At first, it was excellent with fantastic views. There wasn't a lot of traffic either. The views of Canyon Lake were incredible. However, soon enough it turned to a dirt road with treacherous switchbacks. Many times this road was too narrow for two cars... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

From our tour book advice, we took a full day to do this adventure of driving the Apache Trail! We did a loop out from Phoenix to Globe, down to Roosevelt Dam and Lake, and back to Phoenix via the Apache Trail and the town of Tortilla Flat. The approximately 25 mile drive from where the pavement ended shortly after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Ok, it's our fault. We didn't know it wasn't paved and we started driving it in late afternoon. After a few bumpy miles, we freaked out thinking we would be stuck there at night, thank god it was paved a few miles later. Stunning views but, honestly, didn't enjoy it because we were not prepared. If you do it, do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great views!! You can do it in a small car but you have to go slow if you go all the wY to globe. The glen canyon dam is spectacular and well worth it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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 18 October 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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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