Tortilla Flat, Arizona: Tortilla FlatA tiny town with an equally tiny population (six residents) stands along one side of the Apache Trail highway. Looks like one-half of a Wild West street. Vintage auto tour available. Saloon has barstools made of saddles and dollar bill wallpaper.
- Apache Trail, Tortilla Flat, AZ
- Take the US 60 East(Superstition Freeway), to Apache Junction. Take the Idaho exit and go N to SR 88. R on SR 88 and travel 18 miles NE to Tortilla Flat. It's 2 miles past Canyon Lake near Mile Marker 213.
- M-F 9-6, Sa-Su 8-7. Live gunfights Dec.-April (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Tortilla Flat
I've been to Tortilla Flat several times. The paved road is the original Apache Trail. Riding a motorcycle is a great way to capture the views along the rough countryside. It amazes me that folks use this area to ride horses along the trail. The views as you approach the township are worth the venture. I love this place.[R Duke, 02/10/2016]
It's not the end of a beautiful scenic mountain curved road. You can continue on if you dare 60 more mile loop on dirt road will bring you back to Apache Junction. A 4x4 advised. The mountain views are worth it all. Start early in the day.[L Wiemer, 01/26/2016]
Tortilla Flat was bought in 1998 and is still open. The restaurant and gift shop are all operating. The city even has its own zip code and a population of 6. I heard that they are only fully operational between Christmas and Easter but I am not 100% sure about this.[Ryan, 02/24/2007]
Tortilla Flat is a stop at the end of the highway. It's diner has walls covered in dollar bills and saddles for bar stools.[Rebecca Hansen, 01/12/2004]