Apache Land Trail

Queen Valley, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 7.02 miles
Highest Elevation: 2500 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Queen Valley
Nearest Town w/ Services: Queen Valley
Official Road Name: Apache Land
Management Agency: Arizona State Land Department
District: Tucson

Highlights

Highlight: Apache Land Trail
Located near the small community of Queen Valley, there are numerous OHV trails that lead to all kinds of old foundations, stretches of road and other remnants of times past. This particular route travels past a once-popular group camping area and an abandoned quarry. The camping is really easy to access from the highway, yet far enough away to not disturb you during the night. Wonderful, wide-open​ campsites for groups or just a solo night under the stars, just minutes off the highway. Along the route, you'll be treated to spectacular vistas of the surrounding Superstition Mountains, endless varieties of cactus and if you time it right, the desert flower bloom. As you work your way north, the dramatic southern peaks of the Superstitions fill your windshield. You can take the short but challenging side trip up to the top of the old quarry for a very unique view of the east valley of Phoenix, Arizona.

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Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY - MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead/Cattle Gate (0 mi)
Exit the road and travel north through the gate. Please close all cattle gates at all times. Camping can be found at numerous points along the route.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Mesa, Arizona / Hwy 202 & 60

Head east on US-60 E/Superstition Fwy for 17.6 miles. Turn left/north onto W El Camino Viejo. Continue onto Ent del Oro Blvd for 1.0 mile. Turn right/east onto E El Camino Viejo. Continue On El Camino for 2.2 miles. Turn left/North N Apache Land Dr (Across from cellular tower at cattle gate).

Camping

Dispersed

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Writer Information

Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

While living in the Midwest, I developed a passion for searching out new trails and hidden spots. That passion continues to this day in the beautiful southwestern United States. My wife and I are full-time RVers who travel from region to region exploring every nook and cranny we can find. While we're getting to know the locals, we gain insight into these areas, then passing on that knowledge onto our subscribers. We truly enjoy traversing long, beautiful back-country routes with epic campsites, but we equally enjoy pushing the limits on difficult rock crawling trails. Our rig was built to do everything and that's what we hope to share with our subscribers. Please visit our website https://www.xploremor.net to follow us and for opportunities to join us on our adventures. You can also view our vast video library on YouTube XPLOREMOR. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqvpVThlbR-IwMLX4tlRRcg
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