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 Tortilla Flat 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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  • Did the the whole trail from Roosevelt to Apache Junction. This trail really is not suitable for cars ... we were in a Mustang ... and suffered for it! :) If l did it again it would be in a 4 x 4. The...  more »
  • This is a breathtaking trail through very beautiful landscape. We stopped numerous times for pictures and had a great time. If you can, take this route! It is not as challenging as some say, but a 4WD...  more »
  • Gold town at beginning is restored and touristy. Skipped Lost Dutchman and Tonto Monument. Checked out the visitor center at Roosevelt Dam. Scenery was great and several stopping points along the way....  more »

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