Over The Hill With Sherry

Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

I met up with my school friend, Chris, in Phoenix again for a few days. On Friday, February 19th we took a drive up to Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats which is into the Superstitious Mountains. What a beautiful drive and an awesome day. Canyon Lake is a popular stop along the Apache Trail for camping, swimming, hiking and even a ride on the Dolly Steamboat around the lake.

Canyon Lake

Chris and her doggies

Tortilla Flats

Tortilla Flats was just two miles up the road past Canyon Lake. Its pretty much just a spot in the road. Tortilla Flats is an authentic old west town that sits in Tonto National Forest. Tortilla Flats got its start because of the construction of the Roosevelt Dam in 1904 as a freight camp. 100 or less people lived there at one time and it is the last surviving stagecoach stop. Currently, there are 6 residents, all of which are employees. Remaining is a post office, general store, restaurant and a museum.

http://www.tortillaflataz.com/

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats-Apache Junction AZ

  1. Colleen says:

    Canyon Lake looks like a super nice place to see, I would love to take the Dolly Steamboat around it someday, that sounds fun. Glad you were able to meet up with Chris again too. Tortilla Flats town of 6 residents, now that is a small town and to think it once had over 100 people, wow!

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  2. Sherry says:

    And guess what your “someday” came pretty fast. So glad we got to do this together as it was awesome and getting there by the skin of our teeth just added to the adventure and memory LOL.

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  3. So glad you gals got to go back and do the Dolly tour of the lake! Fantastic shot of the sheep’s rear! LOL!!!

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    1. Sherry says:

      Me too, it was beautiful. LOL, I thought is but was better than no picture at all. By the time he might decide to turn around we’d be gone.

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