Apache Trail to Roosevelt Dam

EASY 33 reviews

Apache Trail to Roosevelt Dam is a 38.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
38.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7139 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

A drive on the Apache Trail is one of the most scenic drives near the Phoenix area. This well-traveled road affords visitors an incredible view of canyons, geologic formations, desert plants and trees, desert and lake views, and wildflowers in season. At Roosevelt Dam you'll to have to decide whether you'll turn back and go the way you came, take AZ188 towards the Beeline Highway (AZ87) toward Payson or Fountain Hills, or take AZ188 to the Miami/Superior area and back to Apache Junction.

scenic driving
2 months ago

is one of the great drives in the United States

hiking
3 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

Great drive with beautiful views along the way.

nature trips
4 months ago

Spectacular view along the drive road, perfect for weekend trip! All lakes look enchanted!

5 months ago

cool drive, beautiful views the whole way

scenic driving
5 months ago

off road driving
6 months ago

This is a very scenic drive. We started it from Roosevelt damn and drown west. Beautiful views of lakes and cliffs. Definitely worth the dust and the traffic. We did it on a Saturday so it was busy. If you did it during the week it would probably be perfect.

off road driving
7 months ago

7 months ago

a wonderful drive, dusty yet spectacular scenery.

7 months ago

We have driven the trail (30 miles unpaved) many times in the last four years. Absolutely love the drive and overlooks. It passes Canyon Lake, Apache Lake, and ends at Lake Roosevelt. If you like to take pictures the drive could take you all day. Make time to stop at Tortilla Flats to have a bite to eat. Food is also available at Canyon Lake and Apache Lake. Last winter (Jan-Mar) we took advantage of the (buy one night get second night free) sale on hotel rooms at Apache Lake and rented a boat for the day. Reservations suggested at the resort. You can make a loop out of the trip and come back though Globe /Miami area and return to the city on US 60. See you on the trail it's a great drive.

7 months ago

off road driving
9 months ago

scenic driving
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Drove from Apache Junction to Tortilla Flat. The views are beautiful and we're looking forward to the drive to Roosevelt Lake this fall.

scenic driving
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous scenic drive. Take your time and enjoy the adventure.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

it was vary beautiful, but it is a really easy hike. if you looking for something with boulders and elevation change, than this is not the trail for you. worth the hike though fort he view.

off road driving
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Nice scenic route, I'm here every weekend on my KTM 640. Just watch out for drivers, sometimes their sight seeing and driving at the same time.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

scenic driving
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Cool!!!

scenic driving
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

scenic driving
Monday, June 15, 2015