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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  • This was a beautiful drive through the Superstition Mountains and around the lake. Very pretty scenery along the way. If you have the time it is well worth it! Not a lot of places to stop for food or....  more »
  • The views are great. Went all the last Vista overlooking Fish Creek. The last couple miles a narrow dirt road. The view at the very end is great. The drive is curvey, but is safe. The COVID-19...  more »
  • Not recommended if you get motion sickness, but if you can handle the twists and turns you will find some breathtaking views!  more »

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