APACHE TRAIL is Arizona's Oldest Highway
State Route 88 celebrates 100 years as the "Apache Trail"
Only at these two locations can you find everything you'll need before starting the amazing journey on Arizona's Oldest and most Ancient Highway.
As the old Apache Trail ads would say: “Every Mile Is A Scene Worth While, Sunshine All The Way!”
Superstition Mountain Heritage Days & Apacheland Reunion celebrates 57 years since being established in early 1959. The 12-acre site at the base of the mountains hosts a slew of entertainers, from Hollywood actor and star of Audie Murphy’s ‘Arizona Raiders’ Michael Dante, the Apache Yellow Bird Dancers and Teton Ken as 'The Dutchman' himself, Jacob Waltz and Cement Bootprints of the Stars, wild-west gunfights and stuntmen.
Lost Dutchman Marathon February
Lost Dutchman Arizona Marathon running from Gold Canyon to Apache Junction, the Lost Dutchman follows a scenic, rolling, point-to-point, USATF certified course that can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Located at the base of Superstition Mountain near the rumored site of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine, this event is a favorite of serious marathoners and casual runners alike.
Apache Trail Attractions
Superstition Mountain Museum | Website | (480) 983-4888
4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
The 12.5 acre Museum site offers untold photo opportunities with it’s reproductions of 19th Century businesses including a Wells Fargo office, stage coach stop, barber shop, assay office and other displays of authentic relics of the 1800′s. Visibly marked nature walks crisscross the areas surrounding the museum buildings, all located at the base of the West Wall of the beautiful Superstition Mountain… a one of a kind location.
Goldfield Ghost Town | Website | (480) 983-0333
4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings. Tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and visit the Goldfield Museum. Pan for gold then take a ride on Arizona's only narrow gauge train. You'll also get to witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters! Spend a fun filled day, rich in wild west history!
Filly's Roadhouse | Website | (480) 671-3056
1615 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, 85119
If you take the time to mosey down Apache Trail (SR 88) on your way to Canyon Lake, you will pass Filly’s Roadhouse. It isn’t the biggest place around nor is it the fanciest but it sure is a place to kick back and enjoy some fun in the sun. The patio which is tucked behind the restaurant is everyone’s favorite spot to kick back and enjoy an afternoon of eating, drinking and dancing sprinkled with lots of laughter and good times. Bring your family, bring your friends and get ready to let your hair down. This is country at its finest!
Hitching Post Pub | Website | (480) 983-8800
2341 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, 85119
The Hitching Post Pizza Pub is located at the corner of Highway 88 and Lost Dutchman (Brown) on the way out to Canyon Lake. We are famously known for our hand-tossed homemade pizza and delicious chicken! How could anyone miss out on live entertainment 6 to 7 nights a week, good food, cold drinks, and a great staff? Come on out and join the fun, it will be hard to miss us with our giant chicken on the front patio! The Hitching Post 2 is open in Gold Canyon along Kings Ranch Road right next to the golf course!