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Apache Trail [CLOSED] is a 19.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, fishing, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 19.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,191 feet Route Type: Point to Point

kid friendly

fishing

nature trips

scenic driving

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scenic driving
1 month ago

CLOSED until further notice. We spoke with a ranger today and it's closed right after Tortilla Flats from the Phoenix side. Per the ranger, they had severe damage in the area where a fire previous burnt. It's a very expensive project so they are waiting until after winter 2020 to see if they can save the area. We were super bummed to miss this gorgeous drive! 3/8/2020

hiking
5 months ago

We love driving the Apache trail. The only thing that is awful about it is some of the other drivers— they drive in the middle of the road, they make wide turns, and some drive way too fast. So there are some close calls sometimes but we make this drive a couple of times a year and still love it!

Thu Mar 28 2019

I love driving the trail! So much beauty, especially around Apache Lake.

scenic driving
Sun Mar 24 2019

Great scenic drive

Sat Oct 20 2018

Scenic driving, very curvy, can be tight in a few areas. Still very enjoyable!

Tue Mar 20 2018

gets you from point A to point B. cool with regards to views of the lakes and the canyons, but the road is too narrow at many places for the amount of traffic there is.

scenic driving
Sun Nov 12 2017

Used to take this road as an alternate route home a long time ago. It's definitely a scenic drive and worth doing. Haven't been for many years and it sounds like there have been many changes through the years. I'm sure the road itself is pretty much the same. The starting point on this review is kinda random. I would have thought Tortilla Flat would have been a more likely place to start or stop this. This is a desert drive, so there's not much in the way of shady spots. Great boating on all the lakes through here too.

scenic driving
Fri Oct 20 2017

Short cut from Apache junction to the dam. Great scenic drive. 4X4 not needed but it is a gravel road.

ohv/off road driving
Fri Oct 20 2017

nice leisure drive, only real concern are people towing boats trying to get to apache lake...they seem to like to fly around corners in the middle of the road. great views, camping around apache lake

Thu Oct 19 2017

Easy trail does not require 4x4 vehicle during normal weather condition.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Sep 16 2017

Beautiful drive. Doesn't require 4x4, but some clearance. Toyota 4Runner TRD Offroad.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Sep 10 2017

Easy off-road drive, tons of scenery, lots of fun. Some bumps and washboarding, but nothing particularly precarious. Easy for trucks and bikes.

ohv/off road driving
5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

ohv/off road driving
Sun Mar 24 2019

Tue Mar 05 2019

ohv/off road driving
Sat Feb 02 2019

hiking
Sat Jan 26 2019

Sun Dec 23 2018

Mon Mar 19 2018

scenic driving
Sat Oct 14 2017

hiking
Sat Sep 23 2017

fishing
Sat Jun 10 2017