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From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

1. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

Be collected in a luxurious SUV or van at 9:30 AM from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdake. Travel into the heart of the Superstition Mountain Range and along the Apache Trail. A licensed tour guide will provide a useful narration throughout the day.  Make your first stop at the old gold mining ghost town of Goldfield located at the base of the neighboring Superstition Mountain range. Spend 45 minutes checking out the historic shops and see how it was in the Old West. Then, hit the Apache Trail and take in the amazing views of the Superstitions and the Sonoran Desert along the trail. Reach Canyon Lake for a 90-minute sightseeing journey on an old-fashioned sternwheeler steamboat across the lake. Upon return to the shore, travel down the road to one of the oldest stagecoach stops in the Southwest, which was the site of where a lot of gold was mined in the late 1800s known as Tortilla Flat. Learn about how the general store has been owned by the same family for generations. After exploring the area, find a good spot to enjoy local novelties and lunch. Lastly, stop by the Lost Dutchman Museum so you can polish your knowledge of this famous area. Return to your accommodation around 5 PM.

Mesa: Panoramic Flight over the Superstition Mountains

2. Mesa: Panoramic Flight over the Superstition Mountains

Take in the views of the Superstition Mountains from above on a sightseeing flight from Mesa. Listen to insightful commentary as you admire the highlights, including Saguaro Lake and Red Mountain. On arrival, meet your pilot and listen to a pre-flight safety briefing. Then, pick up your aviation headset and board the aircraft. Depart the historic Falcon Field airport and head east past the beautiful and unique Red Mountain. Follow the Salt River towards Saguaro Lake. During the flight, enjoy commentary about the sights and region. Feel free to ask your pilot as many questions as you’d like. Fly past Weavers Needle and over the fabled and notorious Lost Dutchman Mine. Head back to the west and get a bird’s-eye view of the Superstition Mountains. Head back towards Falcon Field via Apache Junction and the Apache Trail.

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