Sorry, there are no recent results for popular videos. Make time to stop at Tortilla Flats to have a bite to eat. Last winter (Jan-Mar) we took advantage of the (buy one night get second night free) sale on hotel rooms at Apache Lake and rented a boat for the day. “It wouldn’t have made any difference if there was a fire or not, it still would have washed the road out. APACHE JUNCTION — Because of the potential for severe flooding from areas burned in the Woodbury Fire, a 7-mile, unpaved section of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) will remain closed from an area several miles east of Tortilla Flat to just west of the Apache Lake marina turnoff while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues assessing conditions. Be Truthful. Landslides and deterioration of Apache Trail prevent motorists from traversing its length between Tortilla Flat eastbound to Roosevelt Lake and prevent East Valley residents from reaching the sprawling Apache Lake Marina. 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Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Tinley Park? Scottsdale, AZ 85262 This well-traveled road affords visitors an incredible view of canyons, geologic formations, desert plants and trees, desert and lake views, and wildflowers in season. June 8th 2019 the human-caused Woodbury Fire started to burn The Superstition Wilderness in the Tonto National Forest of AZ. Well worth the time and detour to do. Absolutely a stunning view of the mountainous terrain between Pheonix and Roosevelt Dam. Referring to the Apaches who carved out the road, Schempf said, “They built it in less than a year, and they did it with pick and shovel. In Chemekta Park and next to Moody Creek. Want to learn more about 8040 Apache Trail? Apache Trail. An unpaved stretch of SR 88, also known as Apache Trail, remains closed indefinitely between Tortilla Flat and Roosevelt Lake while engineers assess the roadway and what is required to reopen it, ADOT said. Take your time and enjoy the adventure. The Apache Trail reopened for about a month, but then a flash flood washed the dirt road away in September, closing the 14-mile stretch and forcing … Apache Trail to Roosevelt Dam [CLOSED] is a 38.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. that is degrading to another person. The Apache Trail is a 40-mile circular route right through the Superstition Mountains. Drove from Apache Junction to Tortilla Flat. This is a very scenic drive. Definitely worth the dust and the traffic. About half pave and half gravel. The fire burned 123,875 acres, a lot of damage to the south side of The Apache Trail (aka AZ State Hwy 88). The views are beautiful and we're looking forward to the drive to Roosevelt Lake this fall. At Roosevelt Dam you'll to have to decide whether you'll turn back and go the way you came, take AZ188 towards the Beeline Highway (AZ87) toward Payson or Fountain Hills, or take AZ188 to the Miami/Superior area and back to Apache Junction. Take a few minutes and drive down to the Apache Lake Marina. Absolutely gorgeous scenic drive. Awesome beautiful lake views. More than 18,000 people have signed an online petition under the museum’s auspices urging the Arizona Department of Transportation to repair the road. In reality, the Apache Trail continues on from the dam to the copper mining town of Globe on Highway 88 – but I … Apache Trail Scenic Byway Area Status: Open The scenic byway was designated in 1998, and is approximately 39 miles long, winding in and out of some of the most awe-inspiring country in Arizona--or for that matter, in the West. East of Phoenix Arizona is the historic Apache Trail which travels through the Superstition Mountains region. And how to avoid them. There is currently no content classified with this term. is one of the great drives in the United States. Took my Renegade up to Roosevelt Lake for lunch with my family and the views were amazing. The Apache Creek Loop is comprised of Graver Wash Trail #9904, Apache Creek Trail #9905, Upper Graver Wash Trail #9906, and a portion of FR 95A.The loop begins at Trail #9904, which travels north through pinyon-juniper woodland. Keep it Clean. Planners decided it would be less expensive to haul supplies to there from Mesa than from Globe, even though no road existed for doing so. Dusty, no shade. 8040 Apache Trail, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (MLS# 10902331) is a Single Family property with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. such a fun little drive. Over the years the Trail fed recreation and tourism in that reach of the Superstition Wilderness – one favorite site being the Apache Lake Marina and Resort, reachable only via the rustic roadway. You can travel this in a car easily and the windy sections are quite fun. Most of the Apache Trail is unpaved, turning into a dirt road a few miles up from Tortilla Flat, and continuing as such for nearly the full remainder of its length. The Apache Trail, also known more officially as Arizona State Route 88, is a 40-mile drive starting in Apache Junction and ending at Theodore Roosevelt Dam. MLS# 20040538. Closed as of July 2. Narrow and dangerous at times with crazy, fast drivers. In June the human-caused Woodbury Fire consumed almost 124,000 acres of the Tonto National Forest. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Superbe! Great drive with beautiful views along the way. “Because of widespread and extensive damage to the landscape from the Woodbury Fire, additional damage from massive flash flooding is not just possible but likely until vegetation recovers,” ADOT told The Tribune via e-mail. The building survived until a few years ago, when it was razed for a light-rail parking lot. “A lot of people like to go the whole circle around – go out the Apache Trail and then come back by Boyce Thompson Arboretum or vice versa,” Schempf said. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, That’s what happens in the Superstitions.”. “Apache laborers, who possessed skills in dry masonry and grading, signed on to the road construction crews,” it says. Save the Historic Apache Trail. Early morning Sept 23rd a storm dropped approx 5 inches of rain to the burn scarred area causing flooding &; rockslides. A few passing clouds. Note: Mileages are approximate. I would definitely recommend. It passes Canyon Lake, Apache Lake, and ends at Lake Roosevelt. I did the entire loop starting on 87 from Mesa to 88 at Apache Junction once and just loved it. The extraordinarily scenic section of the Apache Trail or Highway 88 starts at the Theodore Roosevelt Dam at the junction with 188 and ends outside of Apache Junction. The Apache Trail will be closed for some major road repairs from November 15 - January 21, 2011. major delays will occur prior to and after those stated dates. Meanwhile, an unpaved stretch of SR 88 between Tortilla Flat and just west of Apache Lake (milepost 228) remains closed indefinitely because of flood damage from hurricane remnants that dumped heavy rain last month. great ride, explore the cave at fish creek bridge. it was vary beautiful, but it is a really easy hike. racist or sexually-oriented language. Starved for customers, the resort and marina closed in October. Fun! The shutdown has rankled thousands of East Valley residents and others who are demanding that the state repair the wildly scenic but admittedly primitive road that serves as the shortest link from the Valley to Roosevelt Lake. The section east of Apache Junction is known officially as State Route 88. When the dam was completed in 1911, Theodore Roosevelt himself rode the Apache Trail to dedicate the structure named in his honor. Did it for the first time yesterday in my H3. A drive on the Apache Trail is one of the most scenic drives near the Phoenix area. Be Proactive. I didn't realize there are so many lakes on that route: Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes are all so close. To me, it is the most awe-inspiring and sublimely beautiful,” Roosevelt said. Landslide forces closure of SR 88 near Lake Roosevelt PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) - A portion of SR 88, the Apache Trail, is closed near Lake Roosevelt today after a landslide … Schempf said no one is asking ADOT to actually improve or pave the road, and that money for repairs is available from federal emergency relief funds. The last stretch of State Route 88, also known as Apache Trail, that was forced to close because of the Woodbury Fire has reopened, the Arizona Department of Transportation said Friday. That the road remains closed is frustrating to John Schempf, chairman of Apache Trail attractions at the Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction. Great trail with several places to stop along the way. The views on this road are hard to compete with anywhere in AZ. Wildfires have burned more than 224,500 acres and there is ongoing, extreme fire danger due to dry conditions and hot temperatures. Warning: Back-road travel can be hazardous, so be aware of weather and road conditions. We did it on a Saturday so it was busy. See you on the trail it's a great drive. “Some of the retaining walls they built using only fitted stones with no mortar outlasted the concrete and steel walls built by the project’s engineers.”. Lots of green this time of year and the weather was unbeatable. The Board of AHCWD holds public meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30pm, at the Chemeketa Park Clubhouse, which is adjacent to 177759 Apache Trail, Los Gatos, CA 95033. View details, map and photos of this single family property with 3 bedrooms and 2 total baths. State Route 88 is closed due to flooding and with repairs needed for homeowners with damage, there is an alert on how to avoid scammers. The 9-mile section of SR 88, also known as Apache Trail, will close between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to allow crews time to assess the damage from … A lot of that stuff came from the Wong family grocery store at the corner of Mesa Drive and Main Street. On any given weekend afternoon, the Apache Trail looks like one of those ant highways you see on the sidewalk – cars and trucks zipping by in either direction as East Valley sun-seekers take in the fresh air and Old-West ambiance. Not so much because a few miles beyond Tortilla Flat the Apache Trail – also known as State Route 88 – has been closed since last summer because floodwaters from a … Sold - 17218 Apache Trail, Howard City, MI - $180,000. After passing Tortilla Flat (near mile marker 23) the road turns into a well-maintained dirt road … No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism Winds light and variable.. A few passing clouds. cool drive, beautiful views the whole way. This was an amazing drive especially when you get off the paved road. Apache Trail to Roosevelt Dam [CLOSED] is a 61.8 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The drive is spectacular winding around the mountainside. Just beautiful. Glad we finally went past Tortilla Flats...it was worth it. The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory. Length: 23.6 miles one way Directions: From the intersection of Main Street and the Apache Trail (State Route 88) in Apache Junction, go northeast, then east on the Apache Trail for 23.6 miles to Fish Creek Vista. That led quickly to the formation of the Salt River Valley Water Users Association, the forerunner to today’s Salt River Project. Beautiful views of lakes and cliffs. 10/11/19 closed just after Tortilla Flat Restaurant. worth the hike though fort he view. Soon enough, plans were afoot to dam the Salt River 60 miles east of Mesa. If you do the loop, I recommend going the Southbound route from Roosevelt Dam to Apache Junction. After five years of helping hundreds of customers use Apache Kafka, you've seen it all. Los Gatos vacant hillside land located on Apache Trail. That’s how it is, anyway, between Apache Junction and the tiny frontier outpost of Tortilla Flat. Low 38F. Seven miles between Fish Creek Hill and the entrance to the marina remain closed. The “indefinable something” that Roosevelt praised has drawn legions of adventuresome drivers over the past century, though truth be told the awesome scenery may have been too much for some to resist: It is said that you can still find the wrecks of cars that plunged off the roadway’s unguarded edges a half-century ago. Globe Ranger District Use the 'Report' link on Hwy 88 (The Apache Trail) entire stretch of dirt road was closed 9-24-19 & is still closed from approximately mile post 222-229.5. That cut off access to Apache Lake from the East Valley except for those willing to drive first to Globe so they could reach it via the Apache Trail from the northeast. 40202 N. Cave Creek Rd. 8040 Apache Trail is currently listed for $338,000 and was received on October 11, 2020. This trail will wind you through some amazing sights and scenes. Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix issued bonds totaling $75,000 to build it. Property can be sold as one unit or … The drive is a little scary with windy roads and one lane bridges, but it is so worth the views. Food is also available at Canyon Lake and Apache Lake. If you like to take pictures the drive could take you all day. So many recreational and camping opportunities. “Construction of the road was one of the more difficult and hazardous components of the dam project,” according to an official SRP history published in 2017. “The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, and then adds an indefinable something that none others have. On a croisé des cyclistes et l’état de la route est parfait pour eux. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. An unpaved stretch of SR 88 remains closed between milepost 214 east of Tortilla Flat and milepost 228, just west of the turnoff to Apache Lake. The road was substantially finished by September 1905, and in its first month, according to the SRP history, more than 1.5 million pounds of freight moved laboriously up the hilly, winding course. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Don't Threaten. The "Trail" was closed for six months until a new road could be constructed. Spectacular view along the drive road, perfect for weekend trip! 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