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.
Chris and her doggies
Tortilla Flats was just two miles up the road past Canyon Lake. It’s 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 fewer people lived there at one time and it is the last surviving stagecoach stop. Currently, there are 6 residents, all of whom are employees. Remaining is a post office, general store, restaurant, and a museum.