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“Wonderful drive”

Tonto National Forest
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Half-Day Hummer Adventure through Tonto National...
Ranked #348 of 2,006 things to do in Arizona
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Owner description: This forest occupies approximately three million acres of wilderness for exploration via hiking, backpacking and horseback riding.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The drive and view is wonderful. It really give you a true feeling of the old West. The road through the area is excellent

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It is a really wonderful drive with not much traffic for the first half. What is great about the drive is how the fauna and landscape changes. It is really beautiful and worth the drive!

Thank pjcharles
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Great drive - beautiful mountains- many stops along the way - several places or pull offs with scenic areas where you can take pictures ! Beautiful ride - easy 2-3 hour trip !

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

A bit like Nicole Kindman in real life, Tonto National Forest is a confused, mesmerizing beauty. Grand vistas, lots to do but nothing seems to be a clear "must-do" activity. We tried day hiking and found the park ill-prepared for hikers. Poor quality maps, trails that were often not "marked" properly or not "marked" at all. It seems the US Park Service rangers at Tonto National Forest are not hikers themselves. Regardless, those rangers we spoke to were very obviously understandably enamored with their 'lil slice of heaven and very passionate about showing visitors the numerous natural "gems" kept within.

I will give them that, their passion is contagious and would love to return to Tonto National Forest with the proper maps and gear to explore the back country and bring back stories of adventures with my wife. Rattlesnake spotting, pic nicking in a ghost town or finding an abandoned turn-of-the-century gold mine! The possibilities seem endless!
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Definitely recommend the Lake Saguaro Hike! It is 5 miles round trip so it is a bit long but it is not overly complicated. We did get slightly lost at one point, thinking we were still on the trail but were not. If you get to a situation where you aren't sure, that means you probably aren't on it, sometimes you have to look back because the trail does a 180 degree turn. Very pretty and peaceful hike.

Thank Jennifer D
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