Apache Dam Rd to Salt River via Service Road 80

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Apache Dam Rd to Salt River via Service Road 80 is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roosevelt, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
997 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running




wild flowers


no shade

Take Hwy 88 Apache Trail out of Apache Jct AZ. Go 4 miles past the famous restaurant, Tortilla Junction and turn left on Service Rd 80. Follow the dirt road till you reach a gate. Park to the right of the gate and do not block the road as service trucks us this road to reach Apache Dam. This is a beautiful hike - a miniature Grand Canyon for sure... and keep your eyes peeled for Desert Bighorn Sheep. Often seen on the left hand side of the road as you head down to the Salt River. Often they are posing on high rocks, waiting to be photographed.