Apache Trail, Dolly Steamboat, Goldfield Ghost Town tour from Phoenix and Scottsdale

Your Apache Trail tour begins the moment we pick you up from your Scottsdale/Phoenix area resort. Our experienced Tour Guides will be at your side throughout the day to answer questions and share their considerable knowledge of the state of Arizona. You will be traveling on the same route as the early explorers of the Apache trail and into the rugged wilderness of the Tonto National forest.


OVERVIEW:

Dolly Steamboat on Canyon LakeYour Apache Trail tour begins the moment we pick you up from your Scottsdale/Phoenix area resort. Our experienced Tour Guides will be at your side throughout the day to answer questions and share their considerable knowledge of the state of Arizona. You will be traveling on the same route as the early explorers of the Apache trail and into the rugged wilderness of the Tonto National forest.
Departs Tuesdays & Thursdays- $130.00


ITINERARY:

The Superstition Mountains will serve as the backdrop for our easy and informative Sonoran Desert walk. Over thirty different plants, desert birds and mammal species are encountered along this scenic trail. These desert inhabitants played an important role in the daily lives of the Native Americans of our Sonoran Desert. Get your cameras ready for Fish Creek Overlook! But like many Arizona scenes, this will be best kept in memory - photos often cannot do it justice. The remarkable narrow canyons lie among great expanses of sharp, eroded, rock. Several peaks tower over the 4,000 foot canyon walls stretching high above the deep canyon which flows to the Salt River, joining it just below Apache Lake.

We capture the feeling of the Old West with a visit to historic Tortilla Flat. Originally a stage stop in 1904, it is now a remnant of an Old West town and home to six people. While at Tortilla Flat, you will learn the history of the Superstition Mountains, hear about the Lost Dutchman, and other gold legends.

Our journey back in time continues as we board the double decks of Dolly Steamboat for a 90 minute narrated tour of Canyon Lake. This re-created paddle wheel river boat boasts on-board refreshments and a climate controlled cabin. There will be opportunities to capture memorable photos along this trip through the incredible rock formations of Canyon Lake. You will be up close to wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles, deer, javelina, and many species of water fowl.

Our tour will wrap up with a visit to the valley's favorite ghost town... Goldfield Ghost Town. Here you will have lunch at Mammoth Steak House, see historic buildings and hear the extensive mining history of the town. Some days you might even get to meet Cowboy Dan, the proprietor and hear this immigrant speak strongly of his love of this country. Excellent exhibits of the mining tools that the old timers used to extract gold and silver are everywhere Before leaving this ghost town you won't want to miss viewing the desert reptile display and enjoying the taste of prickly pear ice cream. Following our visit to Goldfield Ghost Town we will make our way back to your local area Phoenix/Scottsdale resort to conclude your Apache Trail Tour.

 

*We reserve the right to change tour itinerary after tour departure due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather, traffic, road conditions, or any other condition outside our control.

 

 

Tortilla Flat AZ

APACHE TRAIL TOUR DETAILS

-Cost: $130.00 Adult,
$65.00 child 3-12
-Departs Tue & Thu 7:45-8:45 am
-Returns 4:30-5:30 PM
-Terms; Credit card or cash deposit required at time of booking. Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of tour departure and no-shows will be charged the full amount.
-We reserve the right to change tour itinerary after tour departure due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather, traffic, road conditions, or any other condition outside our control.

Goldfield Ghost Town

APACHE TRAIL tour includes:

-Dolly Steamboat Fee
-Local Professional Guide
-Local Taxes
-Bottled Water
-Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected pick up area-Phoenix/Scottsdale)

Canyon Lake Dolly Steamboat

Apache Trail tour highlights

-90 minute narrated tour of Canyon Lake on the Dolly Steamboat
-Goldfield Ghost Town with lunch at Mammoth Steak House
-Capture the feeling of the Old West with a visit to historic Tortilla Flat

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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If you have a question that is not listed here, please give us a call at 602-971-1381 or send us an E-mail

 

Our tours depart from select centrally located hotels and resorts in Phoenix & Scottsdale Arizona. Since there are over 100 hotels we can pick up from, it's impossible for us to list each one. We can make arrangements for people not staying in a hotel or resort. For those staying in the far east or south areas, you can meet us for your tours at a central location in Phoenix, Arizona. Those on the far west side can meet us at one of the hotels on I-17.

Our driver/guides are the heart of our company. They love sharing Arizona with it's many visitors and it shows. Each guide is highly trained and exceptionally knowledgeable about our great state, with customer satisfaction and safety their number one concern. If we can not accommodate your desired tour and schedule of availability we will do our best to help you find another company to meet your specific needs.

We use newer model, deluxe, stretch, 15-passenger vans, with no more than 12 passengers taken on any tour. All vans have comfortable captain chair seating, large windows and a speaker system so you can better hear your guide. Of course, they are heated and have air conditioning. For custom tours with more than 12 passengers, we will use coaches. We can accommodate groups of any size. for small groups we have a Town & country Mini Van.

When you book your tour, we will give you a one hour window during which we will pick you up. The afternoon/evening before your tour we will call or email you with an exact pick up time, giving you an approximate 10-15 minute window of time in which we will meet you in the lobby of your departure point.

Yes, you will need to make a reservation with us before the tour date. You can call (602-971-1381), E-mail, or use our online reservation page. We will need to know where you will be staying, the number of people joining the tour, and your full name. When we confirm the tour with you, we will ask for a credit card guarantee.

Dress comfortably. We don't do any difficult walking, but comfortable shoes are always good. From November through March, you will need a warm jacket for the Grand Canyon Tour and a light one for September, October, April and May. A light jacket or warm sweater will be needed for the Sedona Tour from October through April.

Yes, you can. Simply go to our Reservations page from the menu above and fill in the form. We will send you a return E-mail regarding your reservation request. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours, please call us on our toll free number, (800) 513-1381.

All of our tour are fully guided tours with one of our professional and knowledgeable guides. Tour prices include any local taxes, admissions, as well as complimentary bottled water. Any meals, tour guide gratuities and any additional purchases are additional.

We stop at reasonably priced restaurants that are nice. However, meals are not included in our pricing. The Grand Canyon Tour stops for lunch and dinner. All other tours stop for lunch except the City Tour. Complimentary water is available on all of our tours.

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Deluxe touring van

tour van interior

Spacious van interior with individual captain chairs

Goldfield Ghosttown

Goldfield Ghost town

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake

Contact Us:

Vaughan's Southwest Tours

 

PO Box 31250
Phoenix, AZ 85046

Local: +1-602-971-1381

Toll free: +1-800-513-1381

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