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Apache Trail Tours Earns 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate Of Excellence

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ – USA – May 25, 2016 – Apache Trail Tours today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.


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Casa Grade Dispatch

“Exploring the Beauty of the Southwest”Read full article here

– David Yankus


Philadelphia Sunday Sun

An Apache Trail Tour is a mandatory experience if you want to make the most out of your trip. There are a variety of narrated jeep tours to choose from, ranging from 60-minutes to eight hours, offered seven days a week. An excellent overview tour takes you into the Superstition Mountains on the Apache Trail, the nation’s oldest highway, with a chain of lakes, scenic vistas, wildlife viewing and the tallest cactus in the world. When it is raining riders are treated to the sight of mountain waterfalls. www.apachetrailtours.com

– Renée S. Gordon


The Arizona Republic – The Rep

“There’s something about a Jeep Tour that makes you want to shout….Yippie-ei-o!”

With Apache Trail Tours, trail masters educate people about the vegetation and wildlife in the area and the legends of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine.

“On this sunny day, the Tonto National Forest was beautiful and alive. Saguaros, scarred and disfigured, guarded the Sonoran Desert. The red fruits of the desert Christmas cactus, or Oputia leptocaulis, along with clusters of hedgehog cactus and the twisting arms of jumping cholla stood out against the desert scrub.”

– Out There by Jaye Beeler


The Arizona Republic

“Superstitions offer surprises by taking roads less traveled.”

“Those looking for a more intimate visit than just driving by the massive mountain range east of Apache Junction on U.S. 60 should consider traveling by dirt roads instead.

These roads deposit a serious sightseer as close to the heart of the wilderness as one can get without resorting to hiking or taking horses.

Take, for example, the drive to Rogers Trough in the middle of the mountain range. The area doubles as a trailhead for those who like to hoof it on their own, and it makes a perfect day-trip destination for those who want to tour the back country by vehicle.”

– Get Out! By DeWayne Smith, Staff Writer


Arizona Territorial Newspaper

“Apache Trail Jeep Tours, the desert will never seem the same.”

“Thousands of visitors come each year to marvel in the magic of the enchanting Superstition Mountains and explore the breathtaking views that abound along the Apache Trail. Maybe it’s because of the beauty, maybe because of the visions of gold, or maybe it’s just the mystic of the mountain that lures folks into its shadow. Whatever the reason might be, Apache Trail Tours is here to provide you with the means to explore this awesome terrain.”

– Source: Apache Trail Tours


Ready to Rumble

by Roger Naylor – Jan. 18, 2013

Jeep tours first rumbled through Sedona in 1960 and have since grown into a cottage industry. An army of brightly colored vehicles stands ready to whisk visitors into the sandstone outback. The experience can be a vacation highlight. In many cases, jeep tours offer the easiest, quickest and most comfortable way to explore the soul-freeing beauty of Sedona.

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Spring Training: Day Off

From the blog of Tim Sheridan

Yesterday the Cubs had the day off, so with perfect weather, I decided to get out and do something fun. Last spring it was such a blast to see the AZ desert with my friends from Apache Trail Tours, that I decided it was time for another adventure! You can read my blog about that trip last spring – here.

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Apache Trail Jeep Tours Receives 2011 Best of Apache Junction Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, December 13, 2011 — Apache Trail Jeep Tours has been selected for the 2011 Best of Apache Junction Award in the Sightseeing Tours category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.


Apache Trail Tours Receives 2009 Best of Apache Junction Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — Apache Trail Tours has been selected for the 2009 Best of Apache Junction Award in the Sightseeing Tour Companies category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.


10 Best:  Trusted Advice for Travelers

“About the Apache Trail, Teddy Roosevelt said it best: “To me, it is the most beautiful panorama nature has created.” This company offers fantastic jeep trips that traverse the trail and venture into the Superstition Mountains. Basic tours last about two hours; gold-panning tours include the basic tour plus a crash course in finding gold and the chance to strike it rich; the company also offers half and full day adventures through some of the most scenic country you’ll ever see. Guided hiking tours are also available.”