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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  • Took the drive in January with the top down on our convertible and it was one the most scenic drives we have ever taken. So many diverse landscapes and views. We loved the adventure of the rugged driv...  more »
  • Lots of fun for everyone in the family! Not just a scenic route, history and lots of fun experiences for everyone of all ages! Glad we took the time to do this!  more »
  • I was told this scenic drive is beautiful, it is, but the drive is very nerve wrecking. I did the loop of Hwy 88, 188, 60. The Hwy 88, north loop is very dangerous drive on unpaved and rocky road. One...  more »

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