The RV Kids -- Our Winter 2011 Adventures travel blog

This road extends 22 miles of the trail. Now you may understand...

What amazing rock formations

Look at all the Saguaro Cactus

What beautiful scenery

Tom and I imagine things that the saguaro cactus look like with...

What sharp rocks!

Canyon Lake from above

Canyon Lake

Look how blue Canyon Lake is

Apache Lake Resort is where we all had a nice lunch of...

This golf cart owner must of been on a feather collecting trip....

I liked the little boat docked on Apache Lake

Notice the pinkish sand and rock at Apache Lake

The story about the "Roosevelt Dam"

Interesting fact about the Roosevelt Dam

The front of the dam

The back of the dam

Debbie standing in front of the dam

A very interesting arch/bridge going over the dam

Tom and Debbie under the Arch

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.

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