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Canyon Lake

16802 N.E. Highway 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ
+1 480-288-9233
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US$ 108.29*
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Apache Trail / Canyon Lake Steamboat Cruise
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US$ 134.99*
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Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix
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16802 N.E. Highway 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ
+1 480-288-9233
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have to see it at least once! Curvy roads, wild flowers and cactus make this lake a dream! One lane bridges add to the excitement. Unique location.

Thank pukasch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to see a lake in the middle of gigantic multicolored rock? View bighorn sheep HIGH up on a ledge? Take a dinner cruise on the Dolly Steamboat. They inform you about the rock walls and the sights as you move along on this peaceful...More

Thank jcb13855
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked this a lot better than our trip to Sedona. Prepare yourself for a great drive over traditional American highways, cruising through the countryside and swinging along the mountains. With some amazing views to boot! When you reach Canyon lake, you can take the...More

Thank CrowCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe that I have lived in Arizona for 25+ years and have never been to this lake! It was absolutely beautiful, like someone took a replica of the Grand Canyon, placed it east of Phoenix and filled it with water. We went early...More

2  Thank nancy k
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Canyon Lake is a fairly small lake along the Apache Trail & getting there requires one to bounce along that rough & curvy road for 21 miles from our campsite at Roosevelt Lake. It took us over an hour one way. Upon arrival, we saw...More

2  Thank Mo K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Take a break from the heat and desert and visit canyon lake. You will think u are lost, because it is hard to believe a lake this size is in the desert, but it is. $95 gets you a pontoon boat for an hour that...More

Thank thomas c
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

It was very pretty after being in the desert. The cliffs are stark and the water clear. We took several short hikes. We saw people fishing, boating, kayaking, and wading

Thank shelley s
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was an easy day trip from Scottsdale. The lake was beautiful. We rode the Dolly Steamboat. Advance reservations would be recommended. We did walk up and got 2 of the 10 open spots. We then had a picnic right on the water on Acadia...More

Thank Caitie B
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful lake and activity. We rented a pontoon boat for the day. Wow, this was fun. It's not the boat, it's the lake and its beauty. Just motoring around seeing all the tall rock formations and colors was really unusual and scenic. 9...More

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Driving from the Phoenix area through Apache Junction to Tortilla Flat is a beautiful, worthwhile trip. Canyon Lake and the Superstition Mountains provide a very scenic drive. Endless photo ops in this area. The road is fair, though I counted it as a mistake that...More

1  Thank Manuel F
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roberta w
how far a drive from Catalina, AZ to Canyon Lake, in miles/hours?
21 May 2017|
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Response from Paula B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but is about 17 miles from Apache Junction.
Marsha S
How much person?
6 April 2017|
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Response from SeesTheWorld5 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure on cost as my in-laws paid for the boat rental. I know you pay for the boat regardless of how many people. I think it's at least $200 for about 4-5 hours. But I'm sure there's a rental website somewhere with... More