4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Apache Trail / Canyon Lake Steamboat Cruise

Canyon Lake

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a great time! Our guide was very nice and informative. Beautiful scenery and a good time all around

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A really different trip along the Apache trail then on to Tortilla Flat followed by a 90 minute steamboat cruise then to Goldfield Ghost Town and finally a visit down the mine. I've done this trip before on a previous visit, every time I learn more about the local area, and Arizona too, due to the knowledgable tour guides. Many thanks Brad.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

The Apache Trail was a scary ride if you don't like heights. The road had very few guard rails but the view was well worth the trip. Canyon Lake had some spectacular views., the paddle boat was pleasant and relaxing. This was a great trip to get the feel of the land during the mining era. The tour guide was great at explaining history of the area. The tour guides on the Viator Tours I booked were excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Wonderful tour going up the Apache Trail where mule teams once hauled the men and materials that made Roosevelt Lake. This amazing story comes to life on this tour. Plus seeing the desert is marvelous, and our tour guide was most informative about everything in Phoenix. The cruise was magical; we floated past canyon walls spotting eagles and big horn desert sheep. Loved the old mining town of Goldfield where we had just enough time to tour the gold mine on our own; it was amazing. The hard life of the miners boggles the mind. The guide there was also most entertaining and informative, but u need to ask if there's enough time to squeeze in this extra. I recommend you do it if possible. The lunch stop at Tortilla Flat was fine but we used the time there to see he tiny museum there about Roosevelt Lake.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

This was a fabulous tour. Not too long (8:30 - 3pm) but full of information. Our guide new the area and loved it. He was full of information and it was interesting and appropriate for our area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

This was a lovely tour that showed us many forms of cactus and desert plants and the lake cruise was also very nice. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Arizona and also the varieties of desert plants. We learned many things we didin't know before and we have visited Arizona many times. He was also considerate enough to bring bottled water for each of us. I definitely recommend this tour. Ruth J., Ft Worth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

It was a wonderfully enjoyable day. A bit long (but we were the first pick up and the last drop off). The guide was very knowledgeable and the steamboat guide was equally as entertaining and informative. Definitely an area of the valley that we would like to revisit at our leisure

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