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Apache Trail Scenic Drive, Arizona

(4.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This scenic drive offers various landscapes and exciting: Saguaro-covered mountains, canyons, rivers, the relaxing Lake Roosevelt and his dam and especially the Tonto National Monument. Tortilla Flat is fine for a beer and some souvenirs at good prices while Goldfield okay right for families with children. In dry conditions, it's safe with any type of car. A day well spent.
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  • We drove this yesterday - beautiful views and well worth the drive, gravel road and all. A few high points - if you drive from Tortilla Flat to Roosevelt Dam you are mostly against the rock side verse...  more »
  • Take some time and get out of the city if you have the chance. We went up to Tortilla Flats and then turned around and came back. Stunning drive. We travel through the Rocky Mountains frequently and t...  more »