This statewide famous route is near and dear to my heart. Whenever I ride the road out to Apache Lake I take a trip down memory lane. It is literally the lane that took me to vacation destinations we took while growing up. My father had a little sail boat dry docked at Apache Lake. My sisters and I would pile into the van and head out for weekend trips whenever we had the opportunity. It is a beautifully scenic drive through the Superstition Mountains. You pass several points of interest, including Goldfield Ghost Town, Tortilla Flat (best green chili burgers in the state), Lost Dutchman State Park. The drive will take you parallel to Canyon, Apache, and Roosevelt lakes. Be careful of the one lane road at Fish Creek Hill. It is a doozy and will test your VQ (vertigo quotient). Enjoy the drive from the car or get out and hike one of the numerous trails along the way. There is plenty to see in this wild and challenging mountain range.
To get there:
Take the U.S. 60 to Apache Junction. From there meet up to SR 88 and veer right. Follow the signs to the lake(s). The Lost Dutchman Park will be on your right hand side and the Ghost Town will be on the left. Both are hard to miss. Continue east on the road to view the lakes.
Don’t miss the beauty of the state by staying at the hotel pool. Call Southwest Trekking to arrange for an outing of epic proportions. (520) 296-9661