Apache Trail Scenic Drive, Arizona

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Once a trail for the Apache tribe through the Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail Scenic Drive showcases the desert Southwest along a now-paved highway known officially as State Route 88. However, portions of the trail remain unpaved, and these rugged sections travel through rough mountains and Saguaro cactuses. Two reservoir lakes, Apache Lake and Canyon Lake, lie just off the road. Be careful when driving the unpaved sections, because the rocks can damage the underside of cars. Some rental companies don't allow clients to take rented SUVs, RVs, or campers onto the unpaved portion. Take a look at our Arizona road trip planning app to schedule your visit to Apache Trail Scenic Drive and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The scenery was very pretty but we did not get any further than Tortilla Flats as the road was closed due to flooding. There was a sign but it was not specific about where it was closed. More informat...  more »
  • Sam was fantastic. A great guide. He welcomed us at our hotel in a clean, well kept van for our tour around the Apache Trail from Phoenix, seeing the Superstition Mountain Wilderness, Tortilla Flat, G...  more »
  • The Apache Trail is severely damaged by flood 9-23-19. Hwy 88 (The Apache Trail) entire stretch of dirt road was closed 9-24-19 & is still closed from approximately mile post 222-229.5. Petition to Sa...  more »
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