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Historic Apache Trail & Sonoran Desert Tour with a Boat Ride

By DETOURS Arizona
Price was undefined, price is now $1,200
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  • Scenic ride along Arizona's first Historic Highway

  • Chance to travel along a road with immense history

  • Fascinating stops in Goldfield Ghost Town and Tortilla Flat

  • Steamboat cruise along the spectacular Canyon Lake

  • Opportunity to see grand views of the Superstition Mountains

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September 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour along the Apache Trail

  • What's included

    Dolly Steamboat cruise

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from most Phoenix or Scottsdale hotels

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Breakfast and lunch

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 23 months and younger are not allowed.

  • Car seats are required for children 7 and younger, weighing less than 40 pounds (18 kg), or less than 3 feet 9 inches (114 cm) tall.

  • Car seats for children 2–5 years old are available to rent for an additional fee, which is payable on the day of the activity. You may also bring your own car seat.

  • At least 5 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • If you must have medical equipment with you at all times, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Phoenix and Scottsdale 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

Only a few minutes outside the city, the Apache Trail is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Get a chance to try panning for gold in the restored ghost town of Goldfield, marvel at the original mining gear, and learn the secrets of Arizona's first historic highway.

A pickup directly from your hotel gets the adventure started, leading you out to the Superstition Mountains along the path that guided Apache travelers, stagecoaches, and mountain men alike. When you get to Canyon Lake, board the famous Dolly Steamboat for a 6-mile (9.6-km) narrated nature cruise and watch for bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and a host of other desert animals, as well as unforgettable views of the towering volcanic cliffs.

Next, pay a visit to the town of Tortilla Flat, a stagecoach stop that holds onto its rich tradition through its architecture and unique decorating sense. A casual guided walk takes you to the Fish Creek Hill overlook, which gives you an amazing view into the Sonoran Desert and Superstition Wilderness before you finish up the tour with a ride back to the city.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • Apache Trail
  • Sonoran Desert Arizona

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Phoenix Arizona
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Scottsdale Arizona
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