Save the Historic Apache Trail
An unpaved stretch of SR 88 remains closed between milepost 214 east of Tortilla Flat and milepost 228, just west of the turnoff to Apache Lake. This is due to extensive flood damage that occurred in late September when hurricane remnants dumped heavy rain in the Woodbury Fire burn scar. We were told that repair to the roadway between Tortilla Flat and the Fish Creek Hill overlook is scheduled for late March 2020, doesn’t look like that is going to happen so we are taking matters into our own hands. For now:
• Motorists are able to access Apache Lake by taking SR 188 either from US 60 or SR 87 and taking SR 88 west. High clearance vehicles are recommended on this unpaved section of SR 88.
• Motorists can access Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flat using SR 88 from Apache Junction. This is a paved segment of the highway.
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