This 200-mile loop encircles the Superstition Mountains, linking many trailheads, recreation areas, and viewpoints. You can drive it in a long day, but more time will allow exploration of the many points of interest. The spectacular Apache Trail Highway (AZ 88) forms the north part of the loop and roughly parallels the Salt River Canyon between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Dam. The eastern part of the loop overlooks Roosevelt Lake and passes below the prehistoric pueblos of Tonto National Monument. US 60, the southern and western parts of the loop, returns to Apache Junction from the old copper mining town of Globe, passing mines and the colorful Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park.

 
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Address:
Scenic drive connecting Apache Junction, Roosevelt Lake, Globe, and Florence Junction
Tonto National Forest, 2324 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
Parking: Always open
Price: Many day-use areas require a $6 (vehicle) Tonto Pass, $4 per watercraft for 24-hour period.


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 602-225-5200
Fax: 602-225-5295
Transportation: Car
Neighborhood: east of Phoenix
Price Information: Many day-use areas require a $6 (vehicle) Tonto Pass, $4 per watercraft for 24-hour period.
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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