Apache Trail Scenic Byway Apache Junction to Roosevelt Dam

Tortilla Flat, Arizona

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This 44-mile paved and gravel road, a National Scenic Byway, traverses the rugged northern fringe of the fabled Superstition Mountains and offers access to three large reservoirs on the Salt River. The 44-mile-long Apache Trail meanders across central Arizona’s most beautiful piece of real estate. The road dips, rolls, and twists along the northern flank of the rumpled Superstition Mountains northeast of Phoenix. This rugged land is a tangle of precipitous canyons, sharp volcanic peaks, tawny cliffs, undulating mesas, and stately saguaro forests. The drive, traversing a land of raw, pristine beauty, offers unmatched views. The Apache Trail is one of Arizona’s best scenic drives.

Apache Trail Scenic Byway: Apache Junction to Roosevelt Dam Professional Review and Guide

"This 44-mile paved and gravel road, a National Scenic Byway, traverses the rugged northern fringe of the fabled Superstition Mountains and offers access to three large reservoirs on the Salt River.

The 44-mile-long Apache Trail meanders across central Arizona’s most beautiful piece of real estate. The road dips, rolls, and twists along the northern flank of the rumpled Superstition Mountains northeast of Phoenix. This rugged land is a tangle of precipitous canyons, sharp volcanic peaks, tawny cliffs, undulating mesas, and stately saguaro forests. The drive, traversing a land of raw, pristine beauty, offers unmatched views. The Apache Trail is one of Arizona’s best scenic drives."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Tortilla Flat
Distance: 44
Season: Year-round; best in winter, spring, and fall
Local Contacts: Tonto National Forest; Superstition Wilderness Area; Four Peaks Wilderness Area; Tonto National Monument; Apache Lake Recreation Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Apache Trail Scenic Byway: Apache Junction to Roosevelt Dam

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11/26/2007
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This was a nice scenic drive. We went to Phoenix in May and the temperature was above 100, everyday. This was a nice 1/2 day trip, with lots of views and stopping points. I would highly recommend this drive when it's too hot to be outside.



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May 2018