Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lie spectacular Canyon Lake, home of the Dolly Steamboat. Continuing a tradition of cruising since 1925, the Dolly Steamboat now cruises the secluded inner waterways of this beautiful lake. Explore a favorite destination of President Theodore Roosevelt who declared, “the Apache Trail and surrounding area combines the grandeur of the Alps, the glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and then adds an indefinable something that none of the others have.” You will marvel as you travel up the historic Apache Trail in the Tonto National Forest, which provides the most awe-inspiring and sublimely beautiful panorama nature has ever created. Every trip brings new revelations of rock formations, geological history and the flora and fauna distinct to the Sonoran Desert and Arizona’s first historic highway, the Apache Trail.
Once aboard the Dolly you may view the majestic desert big horn sheep, bald eagles and a host of other wildlife, water fowl and birds. Experience the unique ambiance that is created by the sounds of plying through the waters of Canyon Lake. Stretch out and relax at one of our tables or stand next to our railings. There is plenty of leg room on the Dolly. We cover the intangibles for sensations that are hard to explain but very enjoyable to feel. Listen as your captain recounts the legends and lore of the mysterious Superstition Mountains. Expect to be treated with outstanding service and personal attention to your every need. Feel free to ask questions, move about and mingle with the crew.So join us on the Dolly Steamboat for an unforgettable “mini- vacation” and see for yourself why there’s nothing quite like a ride on Arizona’s Dolly Steamboat. We look forward to showing you what some call the Junior Grand Canyon