Updated Wednesday, January 20, 2016
With all the original flavor and charm of the Old West, Tortilla Flat is a town that turns back the clock to an earlier time. Nestled in the Tonto National Forest, Superstition Mountain Range, this town was originally established in 1904 as a stage stop for tourists and mail carriers on their way to the Roosevelt Dam. Now this nostalgic town serves as a reminder of a time long gone, offering a glimpse into Arizona life near the beginning of the 20th century. If you’re looking for a truly unique Arizona experience, this historic attraction near Apache Junction has ample charm and character to win you over.
Now home to just six adventurous people, this stop along the Historic Apache Trail offers tourists a chance to experience an earlier time in Arizona history. Whether you head to the famous Superstition restaurant and saloon, 1940’s general store, Tortilla Flat schoolhouse museum, old post office or gift shop, there is plenty of history to immerse yourself in. At the saloon you can sit on the authentic saddle stools and enjoy a sarsaparilla, or you can dine on the tasty and hot chili at the restaurant. You won’t experience rare treats, such as prickly pear ice cream, many other places than the general store, and the thrilling mock gunfights will entertain and educate you on the ways of the Old West. All in all, Tortilla Flat near Apache Junction is a unique, historical experience worth having.
For more information, visit their website at www.TortillaFlatAZ.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call 480-984-1776. For directions, see their website.