Trail Masters

Flapjack

flapjackFrom the Smokey Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and now to the Superstition Mountains, Flapjack has always had a bond with the great outdoors. But the legendary Superstition Mountains, Apache Trail and Four Peaks Wilderness have captured and held Flapjack’s full attention. Step back into history as Flapjack weaves the trails with the tales of the days of old. A picture is worth a thousand words – being there becomes priceless on one of his tours.

Billy

rattlesnakePhilBilly first set foot on the Apache Trail in the summer of 1966. He has spent years exploring the surrounding territory. In the early to mid-seventies, he was involved with certain individuals who searched for the Lost Dutchman Gold. These included the late Robert S. Jacobs, also known as Crazy Jake, and Al Morrow. His time in the Superstition Mountains included months of exploration on horseback and on foot. He worked with the Native American people throughout Arizona. This provided him with the opportunity to become familiar with certain cultural and spiritual aspects of some Native American tribes and the lands they hold sacred.

Smokey

SmokeySince I retired in 2008 from Portland, OR I’ve enjoyed educating and entertaining tourists at places like Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer, SD and at Ruby’s Inn (outside Bryce Canyon, Ut).  Now I enjoy my winters in Apache Junction leading tours at Apache Trail Tours.  My goal is to have tourists leave my tours knowing and understanding much more of an area than when they arrived.

CJ

cjCJ retired from farming in Iowa in 2008 and moved to the Apache Junction area along with his wife, Dawn. He soon bought his first Jeep and started exploring the deserts around Arizona. CJ loves to be outdoors enjoying all the history and beauty this area has to offer. Now he is ready to show you why he loves this part of our great country. So come on along with CJ to see this beautiful and historical territory out and around the glorious Superstation Mountains.

Fast Eddie

Fast Eddie spent most of his life a horseback from rodeos to roping. Today he still team ropes and rides his horse in the desert. He loves to educate and entertain and has lots of experience: from operating a guest ranch in Colorado to the Sonoran Desert trail riding business he and his wife owned for many years. Join him on a tour for that special cowboy flavor he brings to every tour.

JB

jbI left Minnesota to escape the cold & snowy winters and mosquitos in the summer. I always wanted to move to Arizona and was fascinated with the history here and the Legendary Superstition Mountains. So Apache Junction became my home. From the gold mines surrounding Goldfield to the Legends of Lost Dutchman Mine, the adventure begins with Apache Trail Tours.

Hondo

hondoIn February of 2017, Hondo moved to Apache Junction from Oregon. He found he really loved the desert, the beautiful scenic drives and the stories of the Lost Gold. Becoming a tour guide in the area was a natural fit with his love of teaching. Hit the trails with Hondo so he can share stories about the land, the people, and the wild west tales of old.

Bronco

broncoBronco grew up driving Jeeps in Yuma. He even dated his wife in a Jeep (and she’s still along for the ride!). He’s lived in this area since 1991 and loves sharing the history and beauty of the Superstitions and Arizona. Come along with Bronco for a fun and informative adventure in the desert!

Buffalo Gal

Buffalo GalImagine seeing the beauty of Arizona’s desert lands and hearing the history of the Apache who roamed and settled here.  The Superstition Mountains remain sacred to the Apache to this day.  Buffalo Gal will share her knowledge of Arizona’s Native Peoples from centuries ago up to current day.  She comes with years of touring to Native lands across the Southwest.  Buffalo Gal has lived in Arizona since 1988.  Her enthusiasm for the mountains, the history, and the people is evident.  Join Buffalo Gal for a tour you won’t soon forget.

The Judge

The JudgeAfter I retired in 2004, my wife of 27 years and I moved here to Arizona. I enjoy the outdoors and the rich history Arizona has to offer, I try to learn something new every day. There is so much that I really enjoy passing on these lil items to all those I take out on tours. 

Copper

CopperMeet Copper, our office wrangler. She is an Arizona native direct from the Superstition Mountain area. She loves riding her horses throughout the beautiful Sonoran Desert with their amazing views. Even as a native, she loves going on the Jeep tours where everyone learns and experiences something new through the education, tales and legends the guides share. Give her a big Howdy when you’re at the office.