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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 Tortilla Flat tour planner.
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  • We had a few days in Phoenix so we decided to do the Apache Trail Drive. Spectacular scenery! We enjoyed the drive so much we decided to do the drive again the next day. Some great places to stop as w...  more »
  • Three people in our car loved it with cameras working overtime. One passenger had his eyes closed the entire time and the other one enjoyed it but was nervous whenever the driver picked up speed on tu...  more »
  • Apache Junction and surrounding area was such a nice drive. Nice hi-ways and great scenery. Hidden lakes and stops. Highly recommend.  more »