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1-Day Apache Trail Full Day Tour from Phoenix/Scottsdale

Tour code: 732-1003
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  • Available: Wed, Fri, Sun
  • Depart from: Phoenix, AZ; Scottsdale, AZ; Tempe, AZ
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Language: English
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Hotel transfer. Sightseeing: Apache Trail, Superstition Mountains and Sonoran Desert, Goldfield Ghost Town and Tortilla Flat, Dolly Steamboat and more.

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  • A minimum of 4 Adults are required to operate this tour!

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  • Day 1
    Apache Junction-Tortilla Flat (16 miles)
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Day 1 Apache Junction-Tortilla Flat(16 miles)

Only minutes from the city, the Apache Trail is a true wilderness adventure in the Sonoran desert. Arizona's first designated "Historic Highway" and a scenic byway. Two of the more colorful stops along the Apache Trail are Goldfield Ghost Town and Tortilla Flats. During the tour you will have a chance to spend time in this restored ghost town practicing gold panning techniques, marveling at the original mining gear, or even spending some time at Lu Lu's Bordello if you dare.

During your tour along the Apache Trail, guests will be treated to a steamboat ride on Canyon Lake by the famous Dolly Steamboat. As part of the 6 mile narrated nature cruise, there may be opportunities to see Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles, and a host of other desert animals, as well as unforgettable views of 1300 ft volcanic cliff walls of Canyon Lake. Following the steamboat ride, the tour will continue to Tortilla Flat. We will then drive through the beautiful Superstition Mountains and Sonoran Desert.

The Superstition Mountains are truly a breathtaking sight to behold. This rugged landscape in the Sonoran Desert has been the jewel that some men were looking for with the most famous involving the Lost Dutchman Mine.

Flanked by the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction is named for the junction between the historic Apache Trail and Route 60 in Arizona. Visitors enjoy scenic mountain views, as well as the Elvis Memorial Chapel, Superstition Mountain Museum, and more.

  • The Apache Trail, named after indigenous Native American tribe by the same name, passes through the Superstition Mountains. Notable attractions along this mostly-paved 40 mile desert trail include the Canyon and Apache Lakes, Tortilla Flats, and the Tonto National Forest.
  • The settlement of Goldfield, founded in 1983, got its name from gold ore found in the area. Today, tourists walk through history by visiting historic buildings like saloons, shops, and even witness a reenactment of an old west gun duel.
    Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saloon Open Daily: 11:00-21:00
  • Commonly referred to as The Superstitions, the mountain range is located east of Phoenix. Visitors to the Superstition Mountains can enjoy hiking trails and visit the Superstition Mountain Museum, home to artifacts from the legendary Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.

Best known for its historic bridges, the Mormon Flat Bridge and Boulder Creek Bridge, Tortilla Flat is Arizona's smallest community. Originally a camp ground for prospectors in search of gold, today Tortilla Flat consists of a store and restaurant.

  • Located 15 miles from the Apache Trail, Canyon Lake is the third and smallest of four lakes created by the Salt River. In addition to gorgeous natural scenery, the lake is home to a wide variety of fish including rainbow trout, bass, catfish, and carp.
  • Located in the heart of the Superstition Mountains, visitors can enjoy an unforgettable experience from the waters of Lake Canyon. Cruise the lake and enjoy scenic views, desert bighorn sheep, hawks and other birds of prey overhead, and more from the decks of a stream boat.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes





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