When is the best time to go? Springtime is beautiful, especially if wildflowers are in bloom. When it starts to get hot, this can be a nice day trip, if your car's air-conditioning is working well. Your stops to get out of the car will just be shorter. The down side to taking this scenic drive in the summer is lake traffic, camping traffic, and the possibility of breaking down in the Arizona heat. As I said before, make sure you have plenty of water with you.
It may seem a little late to mention this, but your car should be in good working order before taking this trip. This is not an area in which you want to break down. There are also restrictions on size and weight of vehicles on the Apache Trail. It is not recommend for RVs.
Page 1: Intro: Driving the Apache Trail
Page 2: Getting There
Page 3: Canyon Lake
Page 4: Tortilla Flat
Page 5: What to Bring
Page 6: Scary Drive
Page 7: Fish Creek Hill
Page 8: When To Go
Page 9: Driving Tips
Page 10: Apache Lake
Page 11: Apache Trail Route Map
Bonus: Don't Want to Drive it? You Can See It By Air