Arizona: A Deserted wonder

A day on the Apache Trail in Arizona

An itnary by sri - 4 years ago
Duration: 8 hours
Distance covered on Earth: 156.1 km/97 mi
Budget (avg. per person): $0 to $50
Level of Planning: Zero - Just go with it
Highlights: The Apache Trail, Tempe, Phoenix, AZ-88, AZ-188, Tonto National Forest, Day trip, Road trip, Roosevelt Dam, Desert Hiking

Day 1
Start: 11:00  Tempe, AZ
End: 13:00 Canyon Lake, AZ
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 48.5 km/30.1 mi
Our Hiking trailDesert VegetationThe Cactus and the MountainsColorful TerrainCanyon Lake
Sights: Superstition Mountain, Lost Dutchman State Park, Tonto National Forest, Weavers Needle Point, Canyon Lake, Colorful terrain
Activities: hike, Photography
Start: 13:00  Canyon Lake, AZ
End: 15:00 Apache Lake,AZ
Mode: Car
Distance: 17.6 km/10.9 mi
Lone Tree in the desertNarrow gravel roadsThe one lane bridgeThe Apache Lake, in the distance
Sights: Gravel Roads, Scenic Route, Salt River, One lane bridge, Apache Lake
Activities: hike, Drive, Photography
Start: 15:00  Apache Lake, AZ
End: 17:00 Roosevelt Dam, AZ
Mode: Car
Distance: 13 km/8.1 mi
It's the road all the way up thereThe Roosevelt Dam
Sights: Roosevelt Dam, Scenic Drive
Activities: Drive
Start: 17:00  Roosevelt Dam, AZ
End: 19:00 Tempe, AZ
Mode: Car
Distance: 77.1 km/47.9 mi
The Reservoir side of the Dam, at sunsetAZ-188 bridge, where Roosevelt Lake meets Salt river
Sights: Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Tonto Basin, Sunset
Activities: Drive, Photography