Apache Trail Tour & Steamboat Cruise Van Tour
4.8/54.8 out of 5
- Scenic stroll along the historic Apache Trail
- Steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake
- Narrated history from an expert tour guide
- Visit to the historic gold-mining town of Tortilla Flat
- Touring a classic saloon from the early 1900s
Multiple meeting/redemption points available, see location information for full list
Apache Trail Tour & Steamboat Cruise
What's included, what's not
Know before you book
- This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
- At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
- Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation
- Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Immerse yourself in the untold beauty and magic of the Southwest. Take a narrated tour along the historic Apache Trail, a Canyon Lake steamboat cruise, and stop at longstanding mining town Tortilla Flat, as expert tour guides illustrate the Sonoran Desert as you've never seen before.
Begin your morning with a brisk walk along the Apache Trail, a historic stagecoach line named after the native Apache people. Here you can see the only part of the world where the famous saguaro cactuses grow in the wild, reaching 15 – 50 feet (4.5 – 15 m) high during their 150-year lifespans.
At Canyon Lake, board the Dolly Steamboat and relax in the refreshing breeze as the captain describes the geological history and nature distinct to the Sonoran Desert. Keep your eye out for wildlife such as bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and a wide variety of majestic birds.
Just outside the Superstition Mountains sits Tortilla Flat, a historic gold-mining town, and the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. Here, take a step back to what life was like at the turn of the 20th century with a saloon that uses horse saddles as bar stools and authentic 100-year-old photos.
Take a short desert walk with your guide to point out the unique vegetation of the Sonora Desert, including the majestic Saguaro Cacti.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- Contactless ticket redemption