Scenic Drive: The Apache Trail Scenic Byway (Apache Junction, Arizona)
Photo: That’s our Mini Cooper in the distance!
If you check out Yelp or TripAdvisor, taking this road trip near the Phoenix area is highly recommended as it has “incredible view of canyons, geologic formations, desert plants and trees, desert and lake views, and wildflowers in season” –About.com Travel. There’s plenty of places to stop along the drive: Lost Dutchman State Park, Canyon Lake, Tortilla Flats, Superstition Mountain Museum, Goldfield Ghost Town, Apacheland Movie Ranch, OK Corral Stables, Theodore Roosevelt Dam and the Dolly Steamboat Cruises.
Warning: If you easily get car sick, I would volunteer to drive this route as there’s a lot of switchbacks!
The Apache Trail’s famous Circle Route (120-mile scenic route) begins and ends in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Sunny – High 75°F Low 46°F
46 miles roundtrip from Monte Vista RV
Here’s a few pictures from our outing:
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QUESTION: Where are some of the best scenic drives you’ve taken on past travels?