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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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  • Ok, it's our fault. We didn't know it wasn't paved and we started driving it in late afternoon. After a few bumpy miles, we freaked out thinking we would be stuck there at night, thank god it was pave...  more »
  • Great views!! You can do it in a small car but you have to go slow if you go all the wY to globe. The glen canyon dam is spectacular and well worth it. 
  • We picked up a brochure at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. It was called "Apache Trail TREASURE MAP." Now let me first explain that we are NOT from the Southwest, so the w...  more »