We left bright and early this morning around 8:30am to try and do the entire Apache Trail from the beginning to Globe, AZ where it ends. Last time we tried this about a month ago they had the road closed half way. So we did the entire thing today.
I was absolutely breath taking. If you ever get out to this part of the desert be sure to have this as part of your ternary. It is incredible. You can only see part through photo's the rest remain in your memory bank.
The Apache Trail, or AZ 88 as it is officially known, links Apache Junction at the edge of the Greater Phoenix area with Globe via Theodore Roosevelt Lake, through the Superstition Mountains and the Tonto National Forest. It is 40 miles of steep, winding and mostly unpaved road past magnificent scenery of twisted igneous mountains with dense forests of saguaro and ferocactus, and several deep blue lakes. Past the lakes, the trail continues in more traditional fashion to the former copper mining town of Globe. But it is the western half which is the most scenic and well-known; however caution is required when driving and it is not recommended for large RVs. I would say no RV unless it is a popup or a slide-in.
We arrived back at the motorhome after a neat dinner of Fish Taco's from Rubio’s around 7:00pm.