Tortilla Flats

Tortilla Flats

 

Tortilla Flat is a uniquely authentic old west town in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains.  It is the perfect stop if you are traveling the Apache Trail, or the perfect end to a beautiful day at Canyon or Apache Lake.  This quaint little town boasts a population of 6!  It has a post office, country store, restaurant, saloon, old schoolhouse museum, and souvenir shop.   There is also a campground!

Water tower at Tortilla Flats

We love taking visitors to Tortilla Flat.  The town is nestled in the mountains, just past Canyon Lake.  The views on the drive are beautiful and very authentic Arizona.  Tortilla Flat is the perfect setting to get a feel for Arizona.  The saloon and restaurant are yummy and unique. You can sit on saddle barstools and the walls are filled with dollar bills, signed and stapled to the walls by customers! The country store is also covered in dollar bills! No matter what time of year, our children all expect us to stop for some delicious country store ice cream. You can also pick up Arizona treats such as Prickly Pear candy and ice cream, salsa, and other old fashioned and interesting treats. 

School House at Tortilla Flats

There are several cool things to do while you are in Tortilla Flat. The old schoolhouse at the end of the road was converted into a tiny museum. It is interesting to see the history and photos. It is a quick, free stop. It is definitely worth checking out.  If you are a postcard collector, you can send yourself a postcard from the post office from this interesting, and very tiny town!  Even the bathrooms are interesting! Don’t forget to see the baby rattlers outside the country store! (it’s a joke, but it’s been there forever)

Inside Tortilla Flats

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a whole day, continue on down the famous Apache Trail, to Roosevelt Lake and the Roosevelt Dam.  But, even if you only have a half day, a trip to Tortilla Flat, AZ is a fun way to see some Arizona scenery!

Dummy Hanging From Tortilla Flats

 

 

 

To get there from the Phoenix area: Take US60 E to Idaho Rd.  Take Idaho Rd north to State Route (SR)88.  Take a right onto SR88. Continue on 88 for about 18 miles.  You can’t miss the little one- street town!  It’s about 2 miles past Canyon Lake.  Enjoy the drive and the scenery!