Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Scenic Ride Around Canyon Lake and the Apache Trail

A surreal shot around the Canyon Lake.

Canyon Lake
The beautiful colors of Canyon Lake.

tall cactus
The tall cactus could be found around the Apache Trail.

Canyon lake and cactus
Beautiful mountains and cactus along the roadside.

trees around canyon lake
Trees also were around the Canyon Lake area.

beautiful  canyon lake in Arizona
Beautiful mountains surround the Canyon Lake.

Tortrilla flat
A great place to have lunch in the mountains of the Apache Trail.

Of all my trips to Arizona over the years I had never seen nature like this area of the Apache Trail. It was peaceful and beautiful. The trees had different colors around the lake. The cactus appeared larger around the lake.  The mountains are called Superstition Mountains - based on a legend of the Lost Duchman's Gold Mine.  People over the years have died searching for it around the area. Many believe it is cursed.

Lakes and ponds not usually found each time you drive around for hours in Arizona. I would visit this area again as it's close to where my relatives live and I'd love to see it at sunset or sunrise. 

Have you visited a desert with a lake?


  1. Absolutely beautiful pictures Lisa! I especially love that first one!

  2. We've been to Hoover Dam and Lake Meade, but I don't think it is nearly as picturesque as this lake. Your first photo is simply stunning.