Welcome to the American Southwest! A bikers paradise through the Superstition Mountains northeast of Phoenix, the Apache Trail was named after the famous Apache Indian Tribe. Amazing scenery, twisting trails full of nature's beauty, dense forests, and clear blue lakes are just a few of the attractions along this scenic route. The trail offers 40 miles of steep, winding and mostly unpaved road past magnificent scenery. The original route continues in more traditional fashion to the former copper mining town of Globe. Heed caution when traveling on the western half which is the most scenic and well-known. It is not recommended for large RVs and especially those towing/pulling vehicles.
The Tonto National Forest embraces almost 3 million acres of rugged and spectacularly beautiful country, ranging from Saguaro cactus-studded desert to pine-forested mountains beneath the Mogollon Rim. This variety in vegetation and range in altitude (from 1,300 to 7,900 feet) offers outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year, whether it's lake beaches or cool pine forest. As the fifth largest forest in the United States, the Tonto National Forest is one of the most-visited “urban” forests in the U.S. (approximately 5.8 million visitors annually). Its boundaries are Phoenix to the south, the Mogollon Rim to the north and the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations to the east
Roosevelt Resort's American comfort food restaurant delivers daily Lunch and Dinner as well as weekend hearty Breakfasts. Our cook listens to guests' feedback and continues to serve favorites including burgers, fresh garden salads, biscuits & gravy, baby back ribs, and steaks. Unwind during our daily Happy Hour after a calorie burning day of exploring this unique part of the great American Southwest. Shouts of cheers are often heard resonating from our Horseshoe Beer Garden. We will assist in planning your next large group event held in our spacious banquet hall or on our outdoor pond view venue surrounded by the beauty of the Superstitious Mountain Ranges which includes photographic spectacular sunsets.
Bike the Apache Trail
Bikers will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful ride than the Apache Trail. Long known as one of the best rides in the nation, this trail brings breathtaking scenery at every turn.
This Wilderness contains approximately 32,100 very rugged acres and was established in 1984. The Salt River and its spectacular canyon bisect the wilderness for its entire length. Elevations range from 2,200 feet at the canyon's lower end to 4,200 feet on White Ledge Mountain. This area can be visited practically any time; however, there are no maintained trails within the entire wilderness. Travel is basically done by raft or kayak during the short and dangerous river-running season.
View the wilderness from a stand up paddleboard! Catch a glimpse of wild horses near the Salt River as you paddle at your own pace, and get a workout in while you're at it!
Tonto Upper Cliff Dwelling
Nestled in a cave overlooking Tonto Basin is the 40-room Upper Cliff Dwelling. Many theories have been presented as to why people began building here. Protection from the elements is certainly a possibility. The cave is dry even during the worst weather, and receives the full benefit of the morning sun in winter and cooling shade in summer. Perhaps people were protecting themselves from their neighbors, or were glad to get away from crowded conditions on the valley floor.