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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. Put Apache Trail Scenic Drive at the forefront of your travel plans using our Roosevelt tour planner.
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  • We drove the 40 mile trail in late February. The drive is on mostly unpaved road which at times is one lane including 4 -5 one lane bridges. At times, you are driving on the flat lands and through the...  more »
  • We drove this yesterday, left Apache Jct at 09:00 and got back to Scottsdale at 16:00 so do give yourself 7-8 hours for the trip. about 30 miles is washboard road but is no problem for a car. You are ...  more »
  • This is an excellent trip through the countryside of about 140 miles and takes the better part of a day, but very much worth the trip. Start the trip on Hwy. 78 going toward Torilla Flats. There are s...  more »