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Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat

Phoenix, United States
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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


While in Arizona, make the most of your trip by carving out time for this day tour of the Apache Trail from Phoenix. Travel down the trail, and stop at Tortilla Flat, the Superstition Mountains, and Goldfield Ghost Town. Hop on a steamboat, and cruise on Canyon Lake, and snap pictures from Canyon Lake Vista. Round-trip transport is included with this tour, so you can enjoy the day without the hassle of driving yourself.
  • 8-hour tour of Apache Trail, Superstition Mountains, and Canyon Lake from Phoenix
  • Small-group tour limited to five people provides an intimate experience
  • Travel down the Apache Trail, and see stunning views of the Superstition Mountains
  • Go on a 90-minute steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake
  • Stop in Tortilla Flat, the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail
  • Visit Goldfield Ghost Town, and see a historic gold mine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees to additional activities at Goldfield Ghost Town such as Train Ride or Mine Tour
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

7:30am-8:30am, depending on pick-up location

What To Expect

This 8-hour tour of the Apache Trail starts with an early morning hotel pickup between 7:30a.m. and 8:30a.m. There are different cities other than Phoenix this tour will pick up from, and those include most of Scottsdale, Tempe, West Chandler, Glendale, and East Peoria. There won’t be more than five people on this tour with you, so your ride for the day is a comfortable air-conditioned van.

During the day, pass through the Sonoran Desert to get to the Apache Trail. Follow your guide along the trail as you learn about its rich history. The trail is 120 miles (193 kilometers) long, and there are many stories to be heard about it.

Stops made on the trail include Superstition Mountains, Tortilla Flat, and Goldfield Ghost Town. Plus you can also take a 90-minute steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake. See views from the Canyon Lake Vista before the day ends.

Your tour is over when you’re dropped back off at your hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Goldfield Ghost Town

Visit the Old West! This replica 1890s mining town has everything from a mine tour, to a train ride, and zip lining and rock and gem and mineral shops.

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Superstition Mountains

Scenic Drive through the amazing rocky scenery and cactus filled Sonoran Desert on the route to Canyon Lake.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child and Senior rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Tour operation may be contingent on Lake Cruise availability. May through October, may be limited to Wednesday through Sunday. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if lake cruises are not running. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • German guide subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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23 reviews
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Had a great time! My...
Carla_H, Jun 2022
Had a great time! My guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and even altered my trip to accommodate my needs!
Stunning desert scenery
Sally_P, Jun 2022
Arizona Scenic Tours accommodated us through Viator at very short notice after our trip was cancelled with another provider. Not far out of Phoenix the scenery was dramatic and we then saw Superstition Mountain before going on a pleasant steamboat tour of Canyon Lake. Our guide Bobby was very friendly and knowledgeable and joined us for a delicious lunch at Tortilla Flats. We also stopped in at an old Gold Mining town on the way home.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks very much for your review! I am glad that we were able to get you on board, and glad that you enjoyed the tour! Hope to see you in Arizona again in the future!
The paddle boat ride was...
ARoger_C, May 2022
The paddle boat ride was very entertaining , restaurant was great and the ghost town your was a great way to end the day.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for taking our Apache Trail tour! We are glad that you enjoyed the day!
Great Experience!
Doug_M, Apr 2022
We had a fun trip and guide. Jonathan did a great job driving through all the windy roads near Canyon Lake to avoid being carsick which could ruin the entire trip. He even stood in line to obtain our passes to the steamboat ride which were #’s 1-4 so we were able to have our pick of the seats. He directed us to the starboard side, up top for best viewing - which it was.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for your review, and for taking our tour! I am glad that you enjoyed it, and great to hear you got some good seats on the cruise. Safe travels!
Awesome experience
Julie_S, Jan 2022
We had an awesome tour guide, Bobby, who made the trip very enjoyable. It was great seeing so many things in one day that we might not otherwise have known to see. Even saw an eagle on the Dolly Steamboat and delicious food at Tortilla Flat. We had to make changes, and they worked with us to do so.
A very enjoyable dya.
Harry_S, Aug 2021
Its an excellent itinerary including fun stops along the Apache Trail, excellent viewing and food, The Dolly Steamboat ride is just a special scenic boat ride.
Great time with family.
Ambrt_L, Jun 2021
Was so happy to feel like if we wanted to we could of stayed longer in some areas. Never felt rushed. Great tour guide named John. Will be asking for him if we go again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fabulous tour with Noel
Maryrose_K, Apr 2021
Noel our guide was the best, so informative and learned a lot from him. Scenery was beautiful and boat ride very special
Photoshooting wildlife
Bill_S, Oct 2020
We had a great time traveling the Apache Trail. Guide was very knowledgeable. There was a few places we got to that were either closed for the day (because of Covid) or that hadn't opened yet. Guide gave us the opportunity to wait until they opened or continue. We made the decision to continue as we were then able to see some additional scenery, which is what we were interested in, anyway. Boat was good. We managed to see Big Horn Mountain sheep. Meal stop was pleasant. I would recommend this to others.
Beautiful Day Trip!
Patricia, Mar 2020
Our first experience with a semi-custom day trip was absolutely wonderful! Steve was very accommodating, knowledgeable, and professional. We plan to return to Arizona in the future and will look to book additional day trips with this service.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Such a fun time !
Ronald_N, Dec 2019
Great tour from beginning to the end ! Timely pick up from our hotel , Steve was an amazing tour guide. We had so much fun, from the Superstition Mountains , to the ghost town tour to the boat cruise . We even seen wild horses leaving our last stop! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone .
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thanks very much for your review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the day. It is always a treat to see some of our desert wildlife as well... especially the wild horses!
Superstition mountain and Apache trail
Raymond_G, Oct 2019
A delightful day with Jonathan as our tour guide, my husband and I had as private tour. The ride thru Superstition mountain is amazing and beautiful. The boat ride was an added pleasure. As yours go, this was low key and relaxing.
Steve's guidance and knowledge...
Carolyn L, Mar 2018
Steve's guidance and knowledge helped us appreciate this scenic tour. His understanding of the area and timing allowed us to look in the shops and have a leisurely lunch and arrive at the steamboat in plenty time. We enjoyed the live band and eating outside at Tortilla Flats. I recommend their homemade salsa.
Steve took us through Superstition...
Angela M, Nov 2017
Steve took us through Superstition Mountains, Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats. The ferry ride on Canyon Lake was our favorite part and the views were amazing!
My husband and I had a wonderful...
Diane N, Aug 2017
My husband and I had a wonderful time. Mike was a great tour guide and he brought along a very nice gentleman that he was training. We ended up getting 2 great guides for the price of 1. Loved the boat ride the best. The restaurant we stopped at was really yummy.
Visited 4 places with a picturesque...
diane s, Apr 2017
Visited 4 places with a picturesque enjoyable drive between 1.        Easy to set up details to meet at a hotel in Peoria about ½ way for each of us. 2.        Came on time Apr 6 in a nice van for my wife, daughter and granddaughters age 15 and 11 3.        90 minute drive to first stop 4.        First stop Superstition Mountain Museum. Multiple interesting sites. Since we arrived just as it opened we had the museum to ourselves. 5.        2nd stop Superstition Mountain Ghost Town 6.        3rd stop lunch at Tortilla Flat at Canyon Lake. Gave us a good taste of AZ atmosphere and food! 7.        4th stop 90 minute boat tour on canyon Lake. Beautiful scenery white Mt. Goats, eagles, in comfortable setting. Steve had made reservations so we were one of the first to board. What makes Steve a 5 tour guide 1. Very knowledgeable. When finally asked a stumping question, he did not guess, but while we toured the Superstition Mt. Museum he researched the Lost Dutchman mine stories and found out there are multiple legends and resolved our question. 2. The 90 min drive to Superstition Mt was very interesting as Steve pointed out facts and insights of places we drove by. 3. He gave excellent suggestions of what to do so we could maximize our enjoyment at each stop such as where to sit on the boat tour to get a good view and avoid noise of the boats engine. 4. Our Safety: hes a courteous and safe driver giving the 5 of us a private tour customized to our interest! 5. His cooler in the back of the van was well stocked with cold drinks and water.
This is a great way to see and...
Ben S, Mar 2017
This is a great way to see and understand what your seeing. We could have driven by al the same stuff and not really understood what we were seeing. I don't want to read the guide books - I want someone to help me experience it and Steve did that. Great trip, great guide. I thought Phoenix only had golf and nice weather - very scenic and educational.


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