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Tortilla Flat, Arizona: Tortilla Flat

A tiny town with an equally tiny population (pop. 6) stands along the Apache Trail highway. Looks like one-half of a Wild West street. Vintage auto tour. Hanged dummy. Saloon bar stools made of saddles. 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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The road has been completely renewed, all the way down the gravel. Safe for Harley Davidson or other bikes. Tortilla Flats has a new menu. They got rid of their famous enchiladas, but still have great food. If you continue past Tortilla Flats you'll hit Apache Lake; if you go past Apache Lake; you'll hit Roosevelt Lake to a beautiful drive. It's on a dirt road and very adventurous!

[NancyBusch, 01/08/2019]


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]

July 2018: Photo added.

Tortilla Flat

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]

Vintage car tours.

Tortilla Flat

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

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Goldfield Ghost TownGoldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction, AZ - 8 mi.
Elvis Presley Memorial ChapelElvis Presley Memorial Chapel, Apache Junction, AZ - 8 mi.
Superstition Mountain MuseumSuperstition Mountain Museum, Apache Junction, AZ - 8 mi.
In the region:
Stack of Diving Men, Scottsdale, AZ - 30 mi.

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