Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat

Phoenix, United States
Semi Custom Apache Trail Day Trip Including Dolly Steamboat and Superstition Mountain
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From US$235.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • 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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35 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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First Class
Paul_T, Sept 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!
The paddle boat ride was...
ARoger_C, May 2022
The paddle boat ride was very entertaining , restaurant was great and the ghost town your was a great way to end the day.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for taking our Apache Trail tour! We are glad that you enjoyed the day!
Great Experience!
Doug_M, Apr 2022
We had a fun trip and guide. Jonathan did a great job driving through all the windy roads near Canyon Lake to avoid being carsick which could ruin the entire trip. He even stood in line to obtain our passes to the steamboat ride which were #’s 1-4 so we were able to have our pick of the seats. He directed us to the starboard side, up top for best viewing - which it was.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks very much for your review, and for taking our tour! I am glad that you enjoyed it, and great to hear you got some good seats on the cruise. Safe travels!
Awesome experience
Julie_S, Jan 2022
We had an awesome tour guide, Bobby, who made the trip very enjoyable. It was great seeing so many things in one day that we might not otherwise have known to see. Even saw an eagle on the Dolly Steamboat and delicious food at Tortilla Flat. We had to make changes, and they worked with us to do so.
A very enjoyable dya.
Harry_S, Aug 2021
Its an excellent itinerary including fun stops along the Apache Trail, excellent viewing and food, The Dolly Steamboat ride is just a special scenic boat ride.
Great time with family.
Ambrt_L, Jun 2021
Was so happy to feel like if we wanted to we could of stayed longer in some areas. Never felt rushed. Great tour guide named John. Will be asking for him if we go again.
Fabulous tour with Noel
Maryrose_K, Apr 2021
Noel our guide was the best, so informative and learned a lot from him. Scenery was beautiful and boat ride very special
Photoshooting wildlife
Bill_S, Oct 2020
We had a great time traveling the Apache Trail. Guide was very knowledgeable. There was a few places we got to that were either closed for the day (because of Covid) or that hadn't opened yet. Guide gave us the opportunity to wait until they opened or continue. We made the decision to continue as we were then able to see some additional scenery, which is what we were interested in, anyway. Boat was good. We managed to see Big Horn Mountain sheep. Meal stop was pleasant. I would recommend this to others.
Beautiful Day Trip!
Patricia, Mar 2020
Our first experience with a semi-custom day trip was absolutely wonderful! Steve was very accommodating, knowledgeable, and professional. We plan to return to Arizona in the future and will look to book additional day trips with this service.
Such a fun time !
Ronald_N, Dec 2019
Great tour from beginning to the end ! Timely pick up from our hotel , Steve was an amazing tour guide. We had so much fun, from the Superstition Mountains , to the ghost town tour to the boat cruise . We even seen wild horses leaving our last stop! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone .
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thanks very much for your review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the day. It is always a treat to see some of our desert wildlife as well... especially the wild horses!
Superstition mountain and Apache trail
Raymond_G, Oct 2019
A delightful day with Jonathan as our tour guide, my husband and I had as private tour. The ride thru Superstition mountain is amazing and beautiful. The boat ride was an added pleasure. As yours go, this was low key and relaxing.
Steve's guidance and knowledge...
Carolyn L, Mar 2018
Steve's guidance and knowledge helped us appreciate this scenic tour. His understanding of the area and timing allowed us to look in the shops and have a leisurely lunch and arrive at the steamboat in plenty time. We enjoyed the live band and eating outside at Tortilla Flats. I recommend their homemade salsa.

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