Tortilla Flat is a uniquely authentic old west town in Arizona’s
Superstition Mountains. It is the perfect stop if you are traveling the Apache
Trail, or the perfect end to a beautiful day at Canyon or Apache Lake.
This quaint little town boasts a population of 6! It has a post office, country
store, restaurant, saloon, old schoolhouse museum, and souvenir shop. There is
also a campground!
We love taking visitors to Tortilla
Flat. The town is nestled in the mountains, just past Canyon Lake.
The views on the drive are beautiful and very authentic Arizona. Tortilla Flat is the
perfect setting to get a feel for Arizona. The saloon and restaurant are yummy and
unique. You can sit on saddle barstools and the walls are filled with dollar bills,
signed and stapled to the walls by customers! The country store is also covered in dollar bills! No matter
what time of year, our children all expect us to stop for some delicious country store ice cream. You can
also pick up Arizona treats such as Prickly Pear candy and ice cream, salsa, and other old
fashioned and interesting treats.
There are several cool things to do while you are in Tortilla Flat. The old schoolhouse at
the end of the road was converted into a tiny museum. It is interesting to see the
history and photos. It is a quick, free stop. It is definitely worth checking out. If you
are a postcard collector, you can send yourself a postcard from the post office from this interesting, and
very tiny town! Even the bathrooms are interesting! Don’t forget to see the baby rattlers
outside the country store! (it’s a joke, but it’s been there forever)
If you have a whole day, continue on down the famous Apache Trail, to Roosevelt Lake and
the Roosevelt Dam. But, even if you only have a half day, a trip to Tortilla
Flat, AZ is a fun way to see some Arizona scenery!
To get there from the Phoenix area: Take US60 E to Idaho Rd. Take Idaho Rd
north to State Route (SR)88. Take a right onto SR88. Continue on 88 for about 18
miles. You can’t miss the little one- street town! It’s about 2 miles
past Canyon Lake. Enjoy the drive and the scenery!