Monday, July 30, 2012

Apache Trail

Well I meant to post some more Arizona vacation highlights a little sooner but life sometimes gets in the way.

Anyway one of our first excursions was to drive the Apache Trail in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix.

There are some interesting stops along the way including Goldfield, a recreated mining town.

There is still an active gold mine here, although not mined regularly.

Brittany about to go into the gunfighter's saloon!

Another sight along the way is Canyon Lake. The surrounding area is very dry with scrubby underbrush.

The road turned to gravel along the way, not too bad here, well graded.

Now  here is a sharp turn!

And that is the trail down there, the well graded gravel changed to a very bumpy dirt road.

About 70 miles of dirt road  later we arrived at the Roosevelt Dam.

More of Arizona to come soon!


Rosemary said...

Looks like a most interesting drive. waiting for the cowboys and indians to ride into view.

Deanna said...

Wow, like seriously wow!