Apache Trail Day with Dolly Steamboat Tour from Phoenix
  • Apache Trail Day with Dolly Steamboat Tour from Phoenix

    Spend the day following the historic Apache Trail on a guided true wilderness adventure. Enjoy a visit to Goldfield Ghost Town, Tortilla Flat, and a boat ride on Canyon Lake. It's a perfect day out in the Sonoran Desert.

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    Pass By: Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109N E Apache Trl 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8656

    Tortilla Flat has become a fixture of the Apache Trail since its inception in 1904. Not fire, drought, or bandits could destroy this hearty stage stop which holds onto its rich tradition through its architecture and unique decorating sense. If you get too warm, you can quite literally “saddle up” to the bar and enjoy a cold beverage to cool you down. This rugged landscape in the Sonoran Desert has been the jewel that some men were looking for with the most famous involving the Lost Dutchman Mine. Rumored to have found the largest gold vein in the west, German immigrant Jacob Waltz trusted his newly found gold deposit to no one and the secret of its location was buried with him. If you have the “golden eye” maybe you can spot it while on tour!

    Stop At: Sonoran Desert National Monument, AZ

    Only minutes from the city, the Apache Trail is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Sonoran desert. Arizona’s first designated “Historic Highway” and a scenic byway, the original Apache Trail was a footpath by which the local Apache Tribe traveled through the Superstition Mountains. Two of the more colorful stops along the Apache Trail are Goldfield Ghost Town and Tortilla Flat.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Goldfield Ghost Town, 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9465

    Goldfield, aptly named after the precious metal found in the area, was incorporated in 1892. For five long years this town was a gold miner’s paradise, however, soon after the vein stopped producing Goldfield quickly turned into a gold mining ghost town. During the tour you will have a chance to spend time in this restored ghost town practicing your gold panning techniques, marveling at the original mining gear, or even spending some time at Lu Lu’s Bordello if you dare.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Canyon Lake, 16802 N.E. Highway 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ

    During your tour along the Apache Trail, you will also be treated to a steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake by the famous Dolly Steamboat. As part of the six mile narrated nature cruise, there may be opportunities to see bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and a host of other desert animals as well as unforgettable views of 1,300 ft. volcanic cliff walls of Canyon Lake.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"
    "Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund"
    "Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own"
    "Minimum age is 2 years"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Service animals allowed"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "Wheelchairs that can fold up are acceptable on tour"
    "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"

    • Hora de Inicio8:30 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: 1: Phoenix, AZ, USA
      2: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

      Traveler pickup is offered
      Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.

    • Duración: 8 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix area hotels
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Goldfield Ghost Town
    • Entry/Admission - Canyon Lake

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Food
  • 9/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 90%
    Rating basado en 20 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Ivana C
      Publicado el Lunes, 12 de agosto del 2019

      Perfect mix of fun end relax!
      I had a beautifull day
      Our gude, Tracy, was really nice and clear in what he saw....
      And really took care about us.

      Go go go !


        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Valerie L
      Publicado el Lunes, 05 de marzo del 2018

      We had a great time! Our tour guide Dave was knowledgeable and we learned so much from him about the area. The boat ride on Canyon Lake was amazing and beautiful. I would highly recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • SERGE R
      Publicado el Domingo, 03 de diciembre del 2017

      Did the 5 hour Apache Trail tour, 1st a stop at the Goldfield mine ghost town, Dolly boat ride and lunch at Tortilla Flat town was perfect from pick up to return, Mark was quite a chatty guide with lots of information about Phoenix and Scottsdale our way there and back.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jacks
      Publicado el Jueves, 23 de noviembre del 2017

      AMAZING!! This tour through the Superstition Mountains was breathtaking. As we drove to Canyon Lake the views are stunning and the Dolly Cruise is fantastic. Our guide Montana was wonderful and made the entire trip that much better by sharing information about the desert and the local stories!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • john b
      Publicado el Sábado, 03 de junio del 2017

      Pick up was on time tour vehicle was comfortable and the guide informative. The planned stops were as advertised. The Dolly boat ride was very interesting for the area we saw some desert wildlife. This is a good way to get a Apachie trail tour without the hassle of driving.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Linda G
      Publicado el Jueves, 02 de febrero del 2017

      This is a must trip for anyone traveling to Phoenix. Our guide David had a great knowledge of the Apache Trail, Superstition Mountain and the lore surrounding the area. The boat ride on Canyon Lake was spectacular. We were lucky enough to see bald eagles and mountain goats.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Carol Y
      Publicado el Miércoles, 04 de noviembre del 2015

      awesome trip. We took our 9 year grandson and we were amazed how much he enjoyed it. Thanks to Jason M. our tour guide, for taking the time to answer his questions and for making sure to include him in conversations. We originally planned on driving ourselves but after seeing the road, we were glad to leave the driving to the tour operator. The excursion on the Dolly paddle boat up the canyon was a truly a magical experience dinosaur fossils, and petrified logs, oh my! Kids from about 8 to 12 or so are perfect companions on this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Suzanne A
      Publicado el Viernes, 09 de octubre del 2015

      Tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Well worth doing. We had a great day.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • allavlad1
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de junio del 2014

      We had a great time! tour guide Meno was good .

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • JANICE C
      Publicado el Viernes, 28 de febrero del 2014

      Wonderful tour - lots of information, beautiful scenery. guide (Montana) fantastic. Would recomment to anyone.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • S W
      Publicado el Lunes, 06 de enero del 2014

      Surpassed expectations and was thoroughly enjoyed by all members of our party. Memo was knowledgeable and informative. The journey to Fish Creek was amazing, just a shame there were not more opportunities to take in the views

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Lesley J
      Publicado el Martes, 11 de junio del 2013

      The Apache Trail trip is a must. The scenery along Salt River Canyon is awesome. A magic day.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Manuel H
      Publicado el Jueves, 26 de julio del 2012

      The Apache Trail was amazing. The tour guide
      was awesome explaining everything to us. It was such a beautiful day, that next time we travel we are using Viator. i spoke to Mike Simmons, and he was so kind as to fax the voucher at the hotel we were staying in, since we had no way to print the voucher. Everyone at Viator was great and very helpful. Love them.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Laurie D
      Publicado el Jueves, 03 de marzo del 2016

      This is an excellent tour and our driver, Paul, was full of information and stories that brought the area to life. The trip also includes an hour and a half ride on the paddle boat, Dolly, on Canyon Lake. I would give the tour 5 stars except that the pickup time was more than 2 hours later than advertised, and the day felt rushed. For example we were served lunch just 3 or 4 minutes before we were supposed to board the paddle boat. Otherwise we learned a lot about the history and geography of the area and really enjoyed a short walk with Paul as he explained the different types of cactus and desert plants.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Robert P
      Publicado el Martes, 30 de septiembre del 2014

      We took the Apache Trail tour in mid -Sept 2014 the day after a heavy rain. The desert was lovely. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our question. We especially enjoy the Ferry ride on Canyon Lake.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Colette R K
      Publicado el Jueves, 21 de abril del 2016

      The tour guide was great. The tour van was terrible! I've never heard a vehicle rattle that much. It was really a substandard vehicle. My son had to move to the front seat because the noise in the back was giving him a headache.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Frances R
      Publicado el Martes, 20 de mayo del 2014

      very nice, but it would have been nice for a printed sheet of route and the area

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • james h
      Publicado el Lunes, 05 de mayo del 2014

      went to tomestone to much driving see to little.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Julien A
      Publicado el Jueves, 09 de marzo del 2017

      The landscapes are great, but the tour could have been much better.

      First of all, pickup was 20 mns late, and we accumulated another 30 mns while waiting the others: They shown up with a I just woke up face 30 mns after the bus arrived to their hotel. As a consequence, we skipped Tortilla Flat and Fish Creek. Unacceptable, I paid for it and didn't get it.

      We started the tour with 2 stops, one in the Apache trail on a small walk that goes inside the desert to learn about the vegetation. That was great watch out for the jumping cactuses!. Another stop above the lake with a great view.

      Then we arrived at the lake, and embarked for the boat tour. To be honest, the landscapes in the canyon are great, but the boat is boooooooooooooooooooring. Only elderly people, 30's music, clichés everywhere I felt like I was watching the typical humoristic US TV shows. The boat tour lasts really too long 1h30, it eats half of your journey.

      Then we headed to the Goldfield ghost town. That was the best place of the journey, unfortunately due to the late we had only 1 hour there to visit and to eat This is where we skipped the Flat Tortilla, because we were supposed to eat at Tortilla and have a full, real, hour to spend in the ghost town. 1 hour and really short, we spent half of this time to eat and the remaining to visit. There are many things to do there, but we didn't have the time to gold prospecting, mine tour, snakes tour, etc....

      Then we came back to the hotels. As a conclusion, the boat was the worse part and I would have preferred more adventure, more trail you don't even walk any trail and less seating in a boat or a van.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • Joan Bock Y
      Publicado el Viernes, 27 de febrero del 2015

      we got lost because of the marathon and only got to the gold mine town by 10 then only had a short period of time there, the driver was boring and monotonous.

        Calificación General: 4/10

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