Apache Trail (AZ) (w/gps)

Apache Trail

Location: Between Apache Junction and Theodore Roosevelt Lake.Difficulty: Easy. First part paved, but mostly dirt. Blind curves and tight switchbacks near cliff edges require driver attention. The road is well marked and easy to follow. Carry plenty of drinking water.
Description: A 40 mile trail. First 18 miles from Lost Dutchman State Park is paved then it changes to well-maintained dirt road.
Time & Distance: Allow about 3 hours for this 40-mile trail. It’s a long drive back to Phoenix from Roosevelt Lake.
Trail Conditions: Tonto N.F., Mesa and Tonto Basin Ranger Districts. Call (480) 610-3300.
Directions to the Trail: From Phoenix take Highway 60 east to Apache Junction. Get off at Idaho Road, Exit 196, and head north. Turn right on Highway 88 and head northeast.