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Apache Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Glad we finally went past Tortilla Flats...it was worth it. When driving, take your time and be extra careful around the blind turns and curves...unfortunately, others aren't always as careful. Spectacular views along the way and of the dam and bridge at the end...

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I love this hike, little challenging but so worth it. You have the choice to go to Flat Iron, which will be very difficult since you'll be climbing on boulders and a little bit of rock climbing. Beautiful view from the top.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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11 Completed 8 Reviews

Love the Lost Dutchman trail! Beautiful hike and you can tailor it to kids or the most experienced hikers with the Flat Iron route. Always make this a destination when I'm in the Arizona area.

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Apache Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Apache Trail is an awesome day trip. I did the entire loop starting on 87 from Mesa to 88 at Apache Junction once and just loved it. I didn't realize there are so many lakes on that route: Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes are all so close. The canyon walls are beautiful, the lakes so blue and picturesque. If you do the loop, I recommend going the Southbound route from Roosevelt Dam to Apache Junction. The views of the wash between the Dam and Apache Lake are spectacular.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

I love this trail. I never tire of those peaks and views. It's a good rigorous hike, scrambling over boulders and seeing the local wild life. Bring plenty of water. It's disappointing if you can't make it to the top 'cause you run out of water.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

worth the work!

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Siphon Draw Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

I did this trail as my only second hike in over 20 years. The trail is very easy up to the smooth rock from water runoff. After that it does get challenging. However I am out of shape and a smoker. was able to do this round trip in 3 hours with some fun exploring at the top. If you are not comfortable with pulling yourself up 6 foot sections then rethink. however I do recommend it. I loved it and will be doing it agin in a few months. You must start early as we saw crowds on our way down.

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Siphon Draw Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

very difficult to go the entire trail but amazing one you get there... great hike, totally worth it

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