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Apache Trail Day with Dolly Steamboat Tour from Phoenix

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USD 139.00
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    What to Expect
    The original Apache Trail was a footpath that the local native Americans used to traverse the Superstition Mountains. As western expansion took hold, the footpath became a stage coach trail for miners and mountaineers in search of their fortunes, and later it earned the first ‘Historic Highway’ destination in Arizona.

    During your full-day tour of the Apache Trail, relax and take in the scenery on a 6-mile narrated nature cruise on Canyon Lake aboard a legendary steamboat. Look for big horn sheep, bald eagles and other desert animals, and admire the lake’s volcanic cliffs, which stand as high as 1,300 feet (396 meters).

    Visit the ghost town of Goldfield, founded in 1892 and named for the precious metal found in the area. A hub of the region’s gold mining operations for five years, it quickly declined when the ore ran out. Nowadays the town offers western-themed attractions such as panning for gold, displays of authentic mining gear at Goldfield’s Historic Museum, and tales about female pioneers of the 1800’s at Lu Lu’s Bordello.

    After your steamboat ride, visit Tortilla Flat and Fish Creek Hill in the Superstition Wilderness. Once a stagecoach stop, Tortilla Flat retains a quirky charm, in evidence in its motto ‘The Town Too Tough To Die’ and a festively decorated saloon. From Fish Creek Hill, enjoy a stunning vantage point over the Sonoran Desert and Superstition Wilderness.

    Your guide fills you in on the legends of the Lost Dutchman Mine, along with plenty of information about the region’s history, geography and wildlife, including rare animals and edible plants.
At the end of your full-day tour, your guide returns you to your Phoenix-area hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    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.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
    • Gratuities
    • Food
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Steve was a great guide. So much information. Wish he could take us all over Arizona!! On our way to Sedona. Hope that trip is just as great as this was.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Carole S
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    we had a great tour guide by the name of Sam ( he started us out by telling us he not just a tour guide but he was a human being that cared about people) Sam was very knowledgeable about the area and had a...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Bobby B
    DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hello Bobby, thanks for reaching out and sharing your experience with DETOURS! Sam the Human Being/Guide simply does what he does best, sharing seemingly infinite amounts of knowledge along the Apache Trail! Facts, jokes, and that charismatic smile we all know and love. We hope...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We stepped back in time to explore the Apache Trail on a full day tour, that takes you from Phoenix into the legendary Sonoran Desert, with our very qualified guide Sam. His storytelling style of the history unfolding before our eyes, takes you to a...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Len E
    DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Wow! Len, Judy - Thanks for reaching out and sharing about your 5-star day with DETOURS on TripAdvisor! The Apache Trail is one of our personal favorites here. We think it is a hidden gem of the Sonoran Desert! Sam is just the guy you...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    My husband and I were with a group of 11 for a day trip on the Apache Trail. Sam is a great guide and extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much history and had a relaxed, fun day. We will definitely take another trip with Detours.More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Lovethecactus
    DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hello and thanks for reaching out to DETOURS! We're glad you enjoyed your time with Sam at the Apache Trail. It's one of our favorite tours! So much to offer and learn about in an area that is quite easily overlookable. We've got plenty of...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a wonderful day with our guide Sam. There was so much to see starting with a walk through a beautiful part of the desert surrounded by the beautiful rock formations and cliffs of the Superstition Mountains. Then we were off to an old...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Mike H
    DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hello Mike, and thank you for this outstanding review! The Apache Trail, Sonoran Desert, and Superstition Mountain areas are truly hidden and easy-to-miss gems of Arizona we love showing people to. It's one of our favorite tours for that reason exactly! Sam does an incredible...More

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    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English
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