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Tonto Wagon Road - Mesquite Flat Section, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,952 feet
Elevation Gain 350 feet
Accumulated Gain 350 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.07
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Historic & Seasonal Creek
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4  2021-01-18 AZLOT69
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,841
Routes 17,031
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 24 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  5:35am - 7:29pm
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Warning the 2019 Woodbury Fire & 2020 Sawtooth Fire damaged a majority of the Superstition Wilderness.

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Most locals are aware of the Apache Trail, with scenic and historic designation, one of America's most beautiful desert roadways. Many adventurous souls search for the next outing, and Dutchman Hunters are seen regularly using the road to gain access to the Superstition and Four Peaks wilderness areas searching for gold. Built from 1903 - 1905, it was built as a service road to get supplies to the Roosevelt Dam site. Originally called the Tonto Wagon Road, the name was later changed to the Apache Trail. Over the last 100 years, the road has been realigned several times due to additional dams being placed downstream. Apache Indian labor was used extensively on the construction of the Tonto Wagon Road. The Roosevelt Dam was constructed from 1905-1910. The Apache Trail is nowadays also known as State Highway 88. For a fun adventure, hike this old deserted section of road.

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    Just east of Mesquite Fla, dirt road takes off to the southeast.
    page created by AZLOT69 on May 24 2016 9:25 am
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