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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Great escape to the desert wilderness just miles from the Phoenix Metro. Beautiful scenery, nice lakes along the drive. Due to road damage/closure we turned around about 7 miles east of Tortilla... more »
Read from another review that one should use the restroom before doing the 3 hour plus loop as well make sure to have a full tank of gas. Thrilled we had taken ‘their’ advice as there are few gas... more »
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