Arizona is renowned for its spectacular scenery, and you will certainly see a lot of it on this tour. Journey along the magnificent Apache Trail following the base of the Superstition Mountains. Visit historic Goldfield Ghost Town, and complete your day with a relaxing steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake.
- Travel the Apache Trail at the base of the legendary Superstition Mountains
- Visit historic Goldfield Ghost Town
- Relaxing steamboat cruise on one of Arizona's most beautiful desert lakes - Canyon Lake
- Stop at Tortilla Flat, the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Superstition Mountain/Fort ...Photo by: Michael D
- On the Dolly Stearn Wheeler ...Photo by: Michael D
- The majestic suguaroPhoto by: shadylady35
- The Stunning Canyon LakePhoto by: shadylady35
- Tortilla FlatPhoto by: shadylady35
- Grand Canyon Train RidePhoto by: bK
- SDC12641Photo by: Leah
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What You Can Expect
Travel the scenic Apache Trail at the base of the legendary Superstition Mountains.
Visit Goldfield Ghost Town where tales of gold abound! Gold was first struck here in 1892.
Next, it's time for a relaxing steamboat cruise on one of Arizona's most beautiful desert lakes - Canyon Lake. Your cruise aboard the Dolly Steamboat will give you a chance to catch a glimpse of big horn sheep and bald eagles as well as learn about the Apaches from your boat captain.
After your cruise, enjoy a stop at the "bustling" town of Tortilla Flat (population 6). This small Arizona town is the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. A lunch stop will be made at either Canyon Lake Marina or Tortilla Flat.
This tour was great and lots of fun. We went with Arizona Tour and Travel and our guide was Wayne who was great. He allowed us some flexibility and we were able to get some shopping done and had our lunch in Tortilla Flat. Also, the steamboat cruise was great. Canyon Lake is beautiful, and we saw big horn sheep and a bald eagle.
This tour was excellent. They picked us up right at the lobby of the hotel and the tour guide was amazing. Not only did he talk about Apache trail but he also told of the history of Phoenix. Additionally, the boat ride was wonderful and relaxing. Saw some Bald Eagles during the trip.. Great Time
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WOW! This 8 hour tour was SO MUCH BETTER than expected! Wayne Parker was our CTFG Certified FABULOUS Tour Guide :-. His knowledge, presentations, friendliness and genuine class easily lifted our tour over the top of every mountain we saw. Folks, the scenery - almost from second to second - is spellbinding. From the incredible desert trees, cactus and scrub to the hills, vistas and mountains to the old western towns, rivers and lakes, there's hardly a moment to regroup in between each new adventure! This is a 100 MUST. WOW!
OK First I have to apologize. My 1st review a couple of days ago was lost!?
So let me begin again that our tour guide Wayne Parker was probably the best guide we have ever had traveling throughout the the country. We were picked up at our designated hotel promptly and from the that moment we were given amazing information thru the areas of Phoenix and the surrounding mountains side. From the celebrity homes on the mountains to the plants n trees surrounding the various neighborhoods Wayne was informative and very entertaining! But when we got unto the Superstition Mountain /Apache Trail his narrative of all that was around us came to life. We almost felt like it was in the 1800s, traveling on a covered wagon to our destination on a very winding road!! to Canyon Lake, except we were in an A/C van.lol Upon arriving at the lake we boarded the Dolly Stearn Wheeler for a 90 minute cruise that was spectacular viewing cliffs, eagles, and other wildlife that hoestly pictures could not capture the true beauty of this hidden lake! After the cruise Wayne took us to 2 old west mining towns and as a group WE decided to have lunch at Tortilla Flats.
There we were able to stroll thru this facinating town and my wife even panned for gold. On our way back we ran into a big traffic jam. Undeterred, Wayne took the first exit off the the expressway and took the side streets to keep us moving, giving us additional information on the neighborhoods we were traveling thru. Great job Wayne, and again Donna n I Thank You!
I have already rated this tour. Excellant
Our tour group was small just 5 of us. Wayne is an amazing tour guide. He even made a stop not on the agenda to accommodate one of our group. Would definitely book another Wayne led tour. Five stars plus.
Chris was a great guide. It was also a great group. We had a really enjoyable day. Got to see some real wildlife - bald eagles, big horn sheep and fish in Canyon Lake. It was a beautiful day all the way around.
It was informative and just hands down awesome. Our Guide, Chris was amazing. I would recommend Ma and Pops tours to anyone. My youngest just took to Chris like glue. We all felt comfortable with him and he made the trip worth it 10X's over
We had a great time! Our guide was very nice and informative. Beautiful scenery and a good time all around
Had a great time exploring the area Our tour guide was a local with so much knowledge. Had a good time meeting new people. Definetlu would reccommend