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Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour provided by Across Arizona Tours

Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour

Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour
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Recommended by 92% of travelers
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Cruise across Canyon Lake on a historic steamboat
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The Apache Trail is an old Indian trade route that runs from Canyon Lake through the Sonora Desert and into the Superstition Mountains. On this tour, explore the historic route by land and boat as you cruise across the lake on a Dolly Steamboat, then drive through the desert to the Old West village of Tortilla Flat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Escape the beaten track: magnificent desert views
  • Traditional lunch in the Old West town of Tortilla Flat
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Phoenix
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Escape the beaten track: magnificent desert views
  • Traditional lunch in the Old West town of Tortilla Flat
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Phoenix
What to expect
Need help booking?
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Stretch 15 passenger vans with maximum 10 per van
  • Entry/Admission - Apache Junction
  • Entry/Admission - Lost Dutchman State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No animals allowed in van.
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We depart from hotels and resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Your specific hotel may not be in the pick up route on a particular day. If this happens, we will direct you to a different pick up location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 6 years and under are required to ride in a car seat that the guest must provide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is offered for most hotels/resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus in Mesa at the Mesa Hilton. *Please confirm with local operator
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Across Arizona Tours, LLC is not responsible for viewing conditions at the sites visited and reserves the right to alter tour itineraries due to road or weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Stretch 15 passenger vans with maximum 10 per van
  • Entry/Admission - Apache Junction
  • Entry/Admission - Lost Dutchman State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No animals allowed in van.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We depart from hotels and resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Your specific hotel may not be in the pick up route on a particular day. If this happens, we will direct you to a different pick up location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 6 years and under are required to ride in a car seat that the guest must provide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is offered for most hotels/resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus in Mesa at the Mesa Hilton. *Please confirm with local operator
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Across Arizona Tours, LLC is not responsible for viewing conditions at the sites visited and reserves the right to alter tour itineraries due to road or weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Jan 2021
A note from Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour
Please bring face masks. If you don't have them, we will provide them for you. There is complimentary hand sanitizer on the van.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Apache Trail Scenic Drive
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Tortilla Flat
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Dolly Steamboat
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Lost Dutchman State Park
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
28 reviews
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RheaJ
Chicago, IL39 contributions
Friends
Our tour guide was Brian and he was just awesome! Brian is very knowledgeable about the area and was willing to answer questions and even tell jokes.

The van was nice and clean and there was unlimited amounts of water and sodas.

The sightseeing was beautiful and relaxing we did not feel rushed, Brian even took pictures for us upon request.

Our group was the first to arrive at the Dolly Steam boat, affording us the opportunity to relax for a moment and to buy a drink. Must try the Prickly Pear Margaritas at the Well Done Grill!

The Steamboat was clean and the staff were friendly and the Captain of the boat made sure point out any animals or wildlife and explain the different mountains.

To sum this up, go ahead and book you will not be disappointed.
Written 30 July 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for this review. The Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat tour is an exciting way to see the Sonora Desert and all its beauty. Please join us on one of our other wonderful tours the next time you visit Arizona!
Written 21 August 2021
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Nancy
24 contributions
8-9 hr day and worth it. The trail we drove on was constant s cuves through spectacular hills, cliffs, and around water. The rock and greenery and water were amazing. Stopped at a staged cowboy town, well done and fun. Then drove to the steamboat Dolly. It was a chilly day, took jackets, scarf and gloves. Have the choice of sitting inside or out. Sat ouside, it was fine with jacket and scarf and the sun. Saw bighorn rams and ewes living on steep cliffs, eagles flying and nesting, and beautiful scenery. Can buy what you want, I got hot coffee and popcorn. Saw great cliff formations and one that looked like an elephant. Disenbarked and later stopped at Tortilla Flats for lunch, they were swamped so our group decided to go nextdoor to an outside bar and got chili, coffee, and were treated to a live band. Cold but fun, like camping. Our guide Kim was so informative and fun the entire time. She went back to the van while we were at the outside bar and found my phone that fell out of my pocket. We stopped at a park to see the various cactus varieties. Glad I found out about the jumping cactus. Very pretty and scenic trip. Would do it again.
Written 23 February 2020
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for your excellent review of the Apache Trail tour you took with our guide Kim. This is a relaxing and beautiful excursion out into the Sonora Desert. Well worth taking a day out for such a treat.
Written 1 March 2020
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CathybMichigan
Shelby Township, MI37 contributions
Taylor picked us up at our hotel and we proceeded to have the most awesome day on Apache Trail He was very intelligent regarding everything we saw. He pointed out various animals, stone structures, and various history regarding the Apache Trail. We traveled the “Superstition Mountains” and learned so much about the history of the area. The Steamboat tour was very well done. Very comfortable and great “Captain” that pointed out big horned sheep and various rock formations. It was so relaxing. The vehicle that we traveled in was so accommodating. Water , cookies, step stool, looked brand new. Taylor went above and beyond to take care of us! Thanks so much,
Cathy & Rich
Marie & Joe
Michigan

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Written 11 March 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for your 5 star review of the tour you took with Taylor. The Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour is one of the special tours we conduct in Arizona. This is a lovely, relaxing excursion out into the Sonora Desert.
Written 13 March 2021
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Daniel A
Sturgis, SD2 contributions
Although the hotel pickup was very convenient and on time, a lot of time was consumed due to several pickups.
There were no reservations in place for lunch, which was shocking to me. The wait was 90 minutes. Fortunately, the line at the patio was not as long.
Written 8 March 2022
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for taking the time to review this tour. We are sorry that the pickups took awhile. Everyone likes to be picked up where they are staying. We try to consolidate the pickups whenever we can. Unfortunately, the restaurant does not take reservations. This happened to be a day when there were lots of people there. This is really a very beautiful tour, going out into the Sonora Desert, On the Dolly Steamboat, there is a narrated tour of the beautiful sights. Sometimes we see big horn sheep and eagles, too. It is definitely a tour worth taking.
Written 9 March 2022
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Carole M
Princeton, NJ26 contributions
A perfect day to enjoy a trip to see the beauty of Arizona. I was picked up at my hotel at 9 and returned home before 5. Our guide did a very good job of giving us interesting information about all aspects of plant life, the history of the region, and pointed out interesting sites along the way. The time on the steamboat Dolly was great. We saw Big Horned Sheep as well as an eagle’s nest. Rock structures were amazing. Tortilla Flat was very busy but a fun place to stop. If you go, be sure to enjoy an ice cream. Delish! Overall, a great guide and an enjoyable day.
Written 24 January 2020
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Leonardo_A_Gem
We are happy that you enjoyed the Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat tour so much. This is a great way to explore the Sonora Desert. A very relaxing and fun tour.
Written 25 January 2020
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fangmsgt
Green Cove Springs, FL75 contributions
We completed this tour yesterday & had a GREAT time. The tour guide, Taylor, was very knowledgeable & entertaining at the same time. I had an even better time interacting with him during the entire tour!!! We both had many great laughs along the way & the others on the tour had the benefit of this interaction!!!
Written 7 May 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for this excellent review. Taylor is an exceptional guide and loves Arizona. We are gratified that you enjoyed your tour so much. The Apache Trail is a hidden gem and a wonderful, relaxing tour.
Written 23 May 2021
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Kevin Hayes
New York City, NY2 contributions
This was such a fun way to spend the day. Carole was very easy to work with to coordinate a pickup at our hotel. Our tour guide Frank knew everything about the area and Arizona. He also had great tips and knowledge having led the tour many times before so our group got the best expirience.

The Dolly Steamboat was fun and relaxing, we saw wild bald eagles, blue herons, and mountain goat. The captain provided facts about Canyon Lake and we learned a lot.

Tortilla Flats was a cool town with an impressive restaurant. Try the tacos and the prickly pear lemonade.
Written 6 July 2022
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Mark B
17 contributions
This was our third tour with Across Arizona and it was great. Our tour guide was Frank. My parents and aunt loved this trip because it was very relaxing. The steamboat was the best and the goldfield town was very different. It took us back in time and felt as if we were in an old west town movie. We were also very lucky to have a surprise visit from nature. We saw a number of Rams on our boat ride. Definitely a bonus on our trip as we witnessed the animal to drink water and even posed for us.
Written 11 September 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
We are so pleased that you enjoyed this tour so much. It is a very relaxing and beautiful day. It goes deep into the Sonora Desert, the only one of its kind in the world. Very worth seeing.
Written 8 October 2021
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John W
Carmel, IN38 contributions
Couples
We had such a good time on our day trip. Bee was absolutely wonderful and adjusted out schedule with the delay we had in the steamboat tour. We got to see stunning views and learned so much about the area and culture. Great fun if you are looking for a nice day trip. Ask for Bee!
Written 13 March 2020
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Leonardo_A_Gem
We agree that Bee is wonderful. She is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide and thoroughly enjoys sharing Arizona with our guests. We are proud of all of our guides. They are outstanding!
Written 16 March 2020
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Katherine S
1 contribution
Friends
Had a personable, knowledgeable guide (Zane) and enjoyed everything we did. Just got a little bored by the end. Nobody's fault, just that the formations all started looking the same! FYI: Prickly pear provides natural pain relief and also tastes great!
Written 3 July 2022
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Awesome experience
We had a blast. Our guide Kim was superb, she was very kind, knowledgeable, and very friendly. She took really good
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Fantastic 4th of July Trip
We did a 4th of July tour with Taylor. Entire trip was outstanding. Perfect weather at all the stops. Taylor cle
franchescaf2021
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Will definitely book again!
My daughter and I were visiting a friend and decided to take this tour. Tyson was our guide as well as Kim. I cou
Carla H
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Captivating Tour!
Our tour guy was very versed in terms of the history of the area and the captivating scenic views throughout the
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A day you will always remember fondly
Start off with Frank our tour director - he was knowledgeable - friendly and went out his way to insure our comfort
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Essential trip for everyone
Zane was an amazing guide with a wealth of interesting facts and stories. The Grand Canyon, Sedona and Oak Valley C
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Best experience & tour guide- Zane
We stayed in Phoenix for a few days with no knowledge of the area and also didn’t want to make the drive ourselves
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Great way to spend a day
Tyson was very knowledgeable, passionate about giving tours, the Grand Canyon, and Arizona. His energy and our grou
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Wonderful first visit to Arizona
I had a great experience on this tour. Frank was out driver and your gruiste. He was very informative and got us to
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Great tour, great guide
This was a wonderful tour, and our guide Eric was very known of the area, the history, geography, the wildlife, etc
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Great trip
We did the touring Sunday March 5. Tyson was our tour guide and he was awesome. He answered all my husbands many qu
Deana J
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Wonderful day of experiencing the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Taylor added to the experience with his wealth of knowledge.
Our tour guide Taylor was very knowledgeable and familiar with Sedona and the Grand Canyon areas. His knowing the h
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Excellent tour!
Our guide Eric was awesome! Very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable. This is much more than just a trip to the Gr
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A great way to see the sights when you only have a short amount of time in the area. Thank you Eric!
This was a great way to see the sites when you only have a short time in the area. We covered a lot of ground in on
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Amazing Work of God
All of the experience from the beginning with Frank on the tour was fantastic. The tour guide Frank explains everyt
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