Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Apache Trail


A view of Apache Lake from the Apache Trail

Forget the Grand Canyon.

Some of Arizona's most amazing scenery can be found along an approximately 45-mile long stretch of roadway called the Apache Trail.

The Apache Trail (or AZ-88) begins in Apache Junction, at the extreme eastern edge of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The trail is characterized by hairpin turns, steep inclines and declines, and breath-taking vistas of the sapphire man-made lakes that are part of the Salt River system.


Canyon Lake

You'll find the Roosevelt Dam and Roosevelt Lake just before AZ-88 hits AZ-188. The dam was constructed between 1905 and 1911, and was expanded in 1996.


The Roosevelt Dam

5 comments:

Terri B. said...

Lovely, as usual! I feel like I've just had a nice visit home. Thanks for the photos :o)

Arizonan said...

Thanks, Terri!

Liane Schmidt said...

You make me want to go to Arizona again - wonderful post, blog and pictures!

Best wishes.

Sincerely,

-Liane Schmidt.

Arizonan said...

Thanks!

John Carson said...

Nice piece, and good photos. HOWEVER, you should leave out "Forget the Grand Canyon." Without the GC, Arizona would be just another New Mexico.