Apache Trail & Dolly's Steamboat Tour from Phoenix

Apache Trail & Dolly's Steamboat Tour from Phoenix

This fun combination of the Apache Trail and Dolly's Steamboat Tour takes you into the Valley of the Sun along the Apache Trail into the Superstition Mountains. You will then enjoy a cruise on Canyon Lake in Dolly's Steamboat.

The Apache Trail adventure takes you east of Phoenix to the Valley of the Sun along the Apache Trail and into the Superstition Mountains. You'll visit Tortilla Flat, a quaint Arizona town that boasts a population of 6 people! There will be some browsing time here.

Then take a ride on Dolly's Steamboat. Cruise Canyon Lake on this relaxed, 90-minute tour deep within the Sonoran Desert. Look up and you may see eagles in the sky or mountain goats on the surrounding hills.

You'll take a short walk into the desert, where your expert guide will point out various desert plants, including the majestic Saguaro Cactus and the Arizona state tree, the Palo Verde.

Return to your departure location relaxed and refreshed after an incredible day in the Sonoran Desert.

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7 to 8 hours


9:15 am Thursdays only

Minimum age is 3. Tour includes free pick-up from most Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa & Scottsdale hotels. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Your tour will be conducted by an Arizona Guides Association Certified Guide who has been extensively tested for knowledge of Arizona and hand picked by us for the ability to provide you with a tour you will treasure forever. Your coach will be attractive and will accommodate your group comfortably.

We use deluxe 15-passenger vans on our tours. They have comfortable seating, large windows, air conditioning and heat, as well as a speaker system so everyone can hear the guide. We rotate seats throughout the day. We provide complimentary bottled water on the vans, and admission to all listed attractions is included.


  • Children under the age of 5 are REQUIRED to sit in a car/booster seat. These seats are NOT available for purchase on-site. Children under the age of 5 who do not have the appropriate seating will NOT be allowed on the tour.


~~ Should I book in advance? --- These tours often sell out quickly. To increase the chances of getting the day you prefer, we suggest booking well in advance.

~~ What type of vehicle is used? --- We use newer model deluxe, stretch vans. We take no more than 12 passengers on any van. Each van has comfortable seating, heat and air conditioning, tinted windows, and a speaker system so you can clearly hear your guide

~~ What are the guides like? --- Each of our guides has been hand picked, trained, and certified by us. They are knowledgeable, courteous, and enthusiastic.

~~ What is included in the price? --- The price includes your transportation, guide services, admissions to the attractions listed, and complimentary bottled water. Lunch is extra.

~~ Do we stop for lunch? --- A midday lunch stop will be made on this tour. The cost is not included in the price of the tour, so you should bring additional cash, credit cards, or travelers checks to make any purchases.

~~ What type of food is served at the lunch stop? --- There is a wide variety of choices on the menu, including meals for diabetics and vegetarians.

~~ How much time is spent on the van? --- While much of the tour is spent sightseeing from the van, we get out as much as possible at a number of different locations. Travel time can vary depending on traffic, and stops can vary tour to tour.

~~ How should I dress?--- Casual attire is best. In the summer months, shorts and sandals are fine. In the winter months, you'll want slacks and a sweater or jacket.

~~ Do I need to purchase a ticket if I'm bringing a very young child? --- Yes. Children ages 3 through 12 pay child price. We do not take children under 3 years of age on this tour. Arizona law requires all children under age 5 to be properly secured in a federally approved car seat or booster seat. You will need to bring this seat with you on tour - we do NOT provide them.

~~ Are guide gratuities included? --- No, gratuities for your tour guide are not included in the price of the tour. Tipping is greatly appreciated.

~~ Are there restrooms in the vehicles? --- No. However, our tours are routed so we can make numerous restroom stops throughout the day.

~~ Are cameras or videocameras allowed on the tour? --- Absolutely! There will be many opportunities for taking pictures of the breathtaking landscape.

~~ Are the vehicles wheelchair accessible? --- Unfortunately, our vehicles were not designed to accommodate wheelchairs.

~~ How much walking is there on this tour? --- There is an optional short desert walk. There is no difficult walking, nor any hiking.

~~ It's the desert -- isn't it too hot to walk outside? --- Not at all! Our desert walk is only about 50 yards long. We schedule it early on this tour, so it's not hot during the 15-20 minute stroll. It's a great chance to see the unique Sonora Desert plants up close.

~~ Where do you drop me off after the tour? --- After the tour, you will be dropped off where you departed from.

~~ Activity may be cancelled in cases of severe weather. While this tour usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, the activity may be cancelled up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions.

Minimum age is 3. Tour includes free pick-up from most Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa & Scottsdale hotels. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy
If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 72 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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September 28, 2017

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09:15 AM