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Tonto Wagon Road-Mesquite Flat Section, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions NW
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,952 feet
Elevation Gain 350 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.07
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic & Seasonal Creek
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author avatar Guides 16,880
Routes 15,964
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  6:30am - 6:37pm
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Most locals are aware of the Apache Trail, with scenic and historic designation , one of the most beautiful desert roadways in America. Many adventurous souls search for the next outting 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 site of the Roosevelt Dam. 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 nowdays also known as State Highway 88. For a fun adventure hike this old deserted section of road.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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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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