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Apache Trail Scenic Drive

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The existing Apache Trail in Arizona is a 120 mile circle route through the Superstition Mountains. It was named the Apache Trail after the Native American Indians who originally used this trail to migrate through the Superstition Mountains for over...more
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Apache Trail, AZ 85117
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Sigh. I'd go back in a heart beat. This was my fourth trip on the Apache Trail Scenic Drive, and it remains one of the most memorable and beautiful in the southwest. My first drive was in the mid-90s. At that time, I didn't have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank divaw0rld
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about 4 hours driving only part of the trail and it was wonderful! So many places to stop and take in the scenery. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being given a 3 night, 2 day stay in Scottsdale, we were wondering what to see. We read about this drive and we were so happy we went! We drove to Globe and then headed to the start of the trail at the Roosevelt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank GrizzlyCountry
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

We only did a few miles of this scenic drive on paved road not far on from Goldfields Ghost Town but the red mountains and Saguaro Cactus everywhere were utterly spectacular. Beautiful lakes. A must do on a visit to the Phoenix area of Arizona.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank thewanderer300
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Following the route Native Americans used for centuries, The Apache Trail (Rte 88) winds its way through the Sonoran Desert and Superstition Mtns.. The scenery is incredible and includes colorful cliff faces, crystal clear lakes, beautiful flora and countless majestic Saguaro cacti. The road was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

First I would like to mention that this is a great drive to take someone visiting or new to the area, plan about 4 or 5 hours because: 1) You will be stopping for great photos, often! 2) The roads are one lane, dirt and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sonrisa1969
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Only drove the part from the Roosevelt Dam down about an hour or so but what a great drive. Up and down the mountains following the Salt River / Apache Lake. Next time I will plan my trip to make the whole journey... Life Is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank LifeIsGoodGuy
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We drove on the Apache Trail for about 3 or 4 hours on a Sunday afternoon. At the beginning were fortunate to get advice from a local person who suggested that the most scenic part was at the beginning from Apache Junction North to Tortilla...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank carolynp395
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend to take a full day on this scenic drive. There are plenty of places to pull over for pictures and to do some exploring. If you are the adventurous type then you could just go there for a few of the hikes....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kelseyleigh317
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Apache trail was brilliant. It has wonderful views. A car is fine, but not a little car. One wants to look at the views not where to drive. The road is gravel (Unpaved) and can be rough. The road is narrow and one has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 17, 2019|
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Response from GrizzlyCountry | Reviewed this property |
It may be a bit tight in a few areas if you meet someone but the speed limit is 15mph so it shouldn’t be a problem.
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Response from jbrailz2018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It would be a great way to travel ... dusty but if you’re traveling in a side by side in Arizona it’s to be expected.