Road Trip: Tortilla Flats, Arizona

Post by Sharon and Julie

We love our road trips. This day trip for us was a blast! 

We started off at Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum in Apache Junction, Arizona. The people here are so nice and informative.

We walked the labyrinth, looked at the sets for western movies, a cute chapel, set-ups with mannequins in old western jails, and lots of movie memorabilia. The museum inside has a great gift shop for some of the most cool Arizona books, jewelry, crafts, art, and more.

Down the road just a few miles is Goldfield, a fun setup ghost town that's really fun. The western museum there is amazing with great old west items, can pan for some gold, slam back a beer and see the view of the infamous Superstition Mountains where many have gold in search of the Lost Dutchman's Mine and never came back out again.

Yet a few miles down the winding desert road we encountered a lake I adore - Canyon Lake. Something about the rock against water that is stunning.

Then we headed a bit further down the road through boulder-strewn desert hills to find Tortilla Flats.

The cute little ghost town tucked into the hills is a favorite for bikers and snowbirds to slam down a cold beer and listen to live music, or eat in the restaurant where they have dollar bills stapled to the walls and amazing burgers. The town was famous for being the last surviving stagecoach stop on the Apache Trail. 

If you're in the Greater Phoenix area and want to experience the Old West and beauty on a fairly short trek (13.5 miles from the museum to Tortilla Flats), this is the ideal trek!