Apache Trail Full Day Tour by Detours Of Arizona

apache trail full day tour

Arizona's first historic highway!

Only minutes from the city, the Apache Trail is a true wilderness adventure and a perfect day in the Sonoran desert. Arizona's first designated "Historic Highway" and a scenic byway, the original Apache Trail was a footpath in which the local Apache Tribe would use to travel through the Superstition Mountains.  When western expansion began to take hold, this once small footpath became a stage coach trail for miners and mountain men who were in search of their fortunes. Two of the more colorful stops along the Apache Trail are Goldfield GHOST TOWN and Tortilla Flats.  Goldfield, aptly named after the precious metal that was found in the area, was incorporated in 1892.  For 5 long years this town was a gold miner’s Mecca, however, soon after the vein stopped producing Goldfield quickly turned into a gold mining ghost town.  During the tour you will have a chance to spend time in this restored ghost town practicing your GOLD panning techniques, marveling at the original mining gear, or even spending some time at Lu Lu’s Bordello if you dare.   

During your tour along the Apache Trail, you will visit four desert lakes, the largest being formed by the Roosevelt Dam at the end of the trail.  As part of the tour, we visit the historic Tonto National Monument and travel to the top of Fish Creek Hill which gives you an amazing vantage point to peer off into the distance.  The Tonto National Monument, once home to the Salado Indians who inhabited the area, were known for their successful farming endeavors through the use of simple irrigation.
The Superstition Mountains are truly a breathtaking sight to behold.  This rugged landscape in the Sonoran Desert has been the jewel that some men were looking for while others it became their tomb.  The most famous involving the Lost Dutchman Mine.  Rumored to have found the largest gold vein in the west, German immigrant Jacob Waltz trusted his newly found gold deposit to no one and the secret of its location was buried with him.  If you have the “golden eye” maybe you can spot it!


  • Visit Arizona's first historic highway and is a scenic byway
  • Goldfield Ghost Town
  • Tortilla Flat
  • Tonto National Monument-Cliff Dwelling Ruin Site
  • Roosevelt Dam and Lake
  • Apache Lake
  • Canyon Lake
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Professional Guide
  • Custom Van with Individual Leather Captains Chairs

Additional Information

  • Lunch, National Monument Entrance Fees, Bottled Water, and Taxes Included
  • Guide Gratuities and 3rd Party Tours Excluded
  • Includes pick up at most hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area
  • Temperatures in the Superstition Mountains vary by season.  We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

Adventure Details

Very easy

9.00 hours

Start Time
6:30AM - 7:00AM

Year Round

$145.00 USD - Adults
$75.00 USD - Children 12 & under

Adventure Location

Scottsdale, Arizona

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  • 48 Hour Cancellation policy for single day tour. If tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled departure the full amount is non-refundable.
  • 72 Hour Cancellation policy for multy day tours. If a multi day tour is cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time the full amount is non-refundable.
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