Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat

Phoenix, USA
Semi Custom Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat and Superstition Mountain
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While in Arizona, make the most of your trip by carving out time for this day tour of the Apache Trail from Phoenix. Travel down the trail, and stop at Tortilla Flat, the Superstition Mountains, and Goldfield Ghost Town. Hop on a steamboat, and cruise on Canyon Lake, and snap pictures from Canyon Lake Vista. Round-trip transport is included with this tour, so you can enjoy the day without the hassle of driving yourself.
  • 8-hour tour of Apache Trail, Superstition Mountains, and Canyon Lake from Phoenix
  • Small-group tour limited to five people provides an intimate experience
  • Travel down the Apache Trail, and see stunning views of the Superstition Mountains
  • Go on a 90-minute steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake
  • Stop in Tortilla Flat, the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail
  • Visit Goldfield Ghost Town, and see a historic gold mine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees to additional activities at Goldfield Ghost Town such as Train Ride or Mine Tour
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

We pickup from all Phoenix area hotels, rentals and residences within 15 miles of City Center. Pickup does NOT have to be at a hotel. An Airbnb may be ok, for example.

What To Expect

This 8-hour tour of the Apache Trail starts with an early morning hotel pickup between 7:30a.m. and 8:30a.m. There are different cities other than Phoenix this tour will pick up from, and those include most of Scottsdale, Tempe, West Chandler, Glendale, and East Peoria. There won’t be more than five people on this tour with you, so your ride for the day is a comfortable air-conditioned van.

During the day, pass through the Sonoran Desert to get to the Apache Trail. Follow your guide along the trail as you learn about its rich history. The trail is 120 miles (193 kilometers) long, and there are many stories to be heard about it.

Stops made on the trail include Superstition Mountains, Tortilla Flat, and Goldfield Ghost Town. Plus you can also take a 90-minute steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake. See views from the Canyon Lake Vista before the day ends.

Your tour is over when you’re dropped back off at your hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Goldfield Ghost Town

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Superstition Mountains

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

the Dolly Steamboat

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Superstition Mountain Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Tortilla Flat, Az.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Tour operation may be contingent on Lake Cruise availability. May through October, may be limited to Wednesday through Sunday. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if lake cruises are not running. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • German guide subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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47 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Wonderful Tour
Dan_R, Mar 2024
Noel was so knowledgeable on the tour, as well as all things Arizona. We learned so much, and he knew exactly how to make this the best tour possible. Great experience!
Extraordinary Visit to Canyon Lake and Superstition Mountain!
Jeanette_F, Mar 2024
Really enjoyed seeing the desert and Canyon Lake. Just beautiful! You would never see much of that area if you weren't on a boat on the lake.
Had an amazing day!!
Linda_W, Mar 2024
The dolly boat ride was awesome. But everything we saw today was great. We suggest that let people know that they may want to bring binoculars for the boat.
Great trip to see the sights in Arizona.
Brian_G, Mar 2024
Spent the right amount of time in each stop to see the sights. Our guide was insightful and always ready to answer any questions that we had.
Niall_C, Mar 2024
Noel was patient and relaxed and knowledgeable company, highly recommended and enjoyable day out. Lots to do and beautiful scenery.
a pleasant delight
Michael_C, Feb 2024
the beautiful scenery and the steam boat ride was awesome.noel was our guide he was very knowledgeable about our whole trip.
PIOTR_M, Jan 2024
Great time to see all those places. Our driver and pilot Brandon professional, approachable and helpful. 😀
Arkansas girls
Angela_P, Jan 2024
Our tour guide Darien was amazing very educational. Did not rush us was helpful and would take pictures of us. And dolly steamboat was well worthwhile.
Fabulous Day Trip
Linda_C, Dec 2023
Wonderful trip - tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and had excellent recommendations- Scenery was breathtaking!
Apache trail day trip
Earl_H, Dec 2023
Our tour guide was exceptional. His enthusiasm for wild life and nature was contagious. It was a great way to learn about the history of Phoenix and spend the day outdoors.
The steamboat cruise was...
Donna_N, Dec 2023
The steamboat cruise was beautiful but we are not big shippers so were not impressed with the ghost town stops .
First Class
Paul_T, Sep 2023
Views were stunning both by road and the steamboat ride. Eddie and Troy were both excellent and made the trip that more enjoyable.
Great Experience
Emily_G, Mar 2023
Bobby was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and super sweet. He even gave us some helpful tips for the rest of our trip. We saw so many beautiful sights. It was a great experience for our whole family.
A tour worth every penny.
kim_c, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Bob, was amazing. He was knowledgeable about the Superstitious Mountains, the Apache Trail and the history of the area. We also enjoyed the different stops along the trail. Just a fun and informative trip. Our next trip will be The Grand Canyon Tour if we can get Bob as our tour guide.
Tour of Apache Trail and Superstition Mountain
KENNETH_C, Nov 2022
Had a full day semi-private Apache Trail Day Trip tour 10-27-22. The tour included stops at the Superstition Mountain Museum and Goldfield Ghost Town, a nature cruise of Canyon Lake aboard the Steamboat Dolly and lunch in the quaint little town of Tortilla Flat. The sights on the tour were wonderful and our tour guide, Lizette, was fantastic. Lizette was friendly, very knowledgeable, and quite engaging. She gave detailed descriptions and history of the areas visited, showed us the best picture taking sites, and took photos for us. She was an excellent driver, punctual, considerate, and made the entire tour a very enjoyable experience from pick-up to drop-off. Would definitely recommend this tour, especially with Lizette.
Great Tour Experience
Masako_H, Nov 2022
Even though we were the only couple booked this tour, the tour wasn’t canceled. We got the VIP treatment. We had a fun day with the excellent guide, Bobby!
Not worth the money.
Gina_T, Oct 2022
The tour guide was very nice, however, the trip was far too expensive for what you got. The owners reasoning for the cost was that it was a small group, four people were on the trip, you don’t have to have a small group to get the full experience of this trip. It can be done for a lot less money.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks very much for your review. We have been providing small group and private tours for 15 years and our guests have enjoyed the more personal experience very much. We are sorry that you do not feel the same way. When you called me and asked about the rate difference between us and the other company that had cancelled your tour last minute for not meeting minimums, I explained that we were a more personal and / or private service, to which you said "oh ok, that makes total sense no problem I understand". If it were not ok at that time, I would have given you the opportunity to cancel. I feel you aren't being forthcoming, because you are telling future guests there are other ways to do the tour, but not including that those other ways may be cancelled last minute like what happened to you. For those considering our tours, there are definitely other options in larger buses with 10 to 15 other people and the places that you visit are the same, but the experience is not. Each different outfitter fills a unique need. Our tour is 100% a great value if a more personal experience is what you seek. Also, we will NOT cancel last minute leaving you searching for another option. Safe travels and thank you.
An Awesome Apache Day
Tanya_H, Oct 2022
Eddie was the best tour guide. Very knowledgeable and sociable. We would definitely book with Arizona Scenic Tours again.
Had a great time! My...
Carla_H, Jun 2022
Had a great time! My guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and even altered my trip to accommodate my needs!
Stunning desert scenery
Sally_P, Jun 2022
Arizona Scenic Tours accommodated us through Viator at very short notice after our trip was cancelled with another provider. Not far out of Phoenix the scenery was dramatic and we then saw Superstition Mountain before going on a pleasant steamboat tour of Canyon Lake. Our guide Bobby was very friendly and knowledgeable and joined us for a delicious lunch at Tortilla Flats. We also stopped in at an old Gold Mining town on the way home.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks very much for your review! I am glad that we were able to get you on board, and glad that you enjoyed the tour! Hope to see you in Arizona again in the future!
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