Discover Tortilla Flat, Arizona
A Day Trip to Savor the Western Spirit!
Over 100 years ago, Tortilla Flat was a stage coach and freight wagon stop between Phoenix and the construction site of Roosevelt Dam, and boasted a population of 125 in 1904!
A fire in 1924, a flood in 1943, and another fire in 1987 never destroyed the perseverence of this town's pioneers. During Arizona's Centennial celebration, take a trip and step back in time!
Just two hours from Central Phoenix, the Apache Trail offers travelers a glimpse of the determination pioneers once had to tame a rugged land.
A well-maintained Highway 88 heading North from Apache Junction, meanders past the legendary Superstition Mountains, the famous Mining Camp Restaurant, the old Bluebird Mine, Goldfield ghost town, Lost Dutchman State Park, a vista stop of Weaver's Needle, Apache Gap, beautiful Canyon Lake, and two one-lane bridges over First Water and Boulder creeks.
Snaking down another few miles, the road takes visitors to this lively little spot, brimming with western hospitality.
From Christmas and through Easter, a live western band plays music on the patio of the restaurant. The mercantile shop has souvenirs, clothing, Indian jewelry, hats, and much more. An ice cream parlor and fudge shop offers popular prickley pear ice cream, cactus candy and an assortment of hot sauces.
Visit the old school house/museum to learn about how Tortilla Flat got its name, why the walls are covered with dollar bills, and which famous celebrities have come through Tortilla Flat.