APACHE TRAIL is Arizona's Oldest Highway

State Route 88 celebrates 100 years as the "Apache Trail"

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Be sure to download a printable version of the Historic Apache Trail map before starting your adventure!

As the old Apache Trail ads would say: “Every Mile Is A Scene Worth While, Sunshine All The Way!”

Apache Trail Schedule of Events

Lost Dutchman MarathonFebruary

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.

Lost Dutchman DaysFebruary

Lost Dutchman Days continues to be "the fun place to be for all ages." This event has 3 days of Professional Rodeo action, a Carnival that features 30+ rides, and carnival attractions held every year in Apache Junction, Arizona. The Parade, viewing always a favorite and attracts thousands of spectators were entertained with 152 entries.

Apache Trail Attractions

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!

Apache Trail Tours| Website|(480) 982-7661

4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

The most ancient highway in all of North America, the Apache Trail flaunts its irresistible beauty with mighty canyons, jagged mountain peaks, and sparkling desert lakes while exuding the flavor and romance of the old West. As one of the most scenic drives in the country, it is also one of the most dangerous. You can enjoy it worry free as our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides weave the trails and tales that make this land so intriguing!

Apache Trail Restaurants & Saloons

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!

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