Top Adventures in Roosevelt

  • Visit Tonto National Monument

    Explore two remarkably preserved American Indian cliff dwellings that date back to the 13th century. Set within a shelter bluff on the side of steep cliffs, the Upper and Lower Cliff Dwellings are well protected, and have great views of the surrou...

    1.5 miles 305 ft gain

  • Camping on Roosevelt Lake Overlook

    Stumbled upon this phenomenal spot while dual-sporting through the Sierra Ancha range.Turning off 188 the Globe-Young Highway winds down into a valley and crosses the Salt River before passing some small homesteads and farms. It then climbs into t...

  • Camp At Burnt Corral Campground On Apache Lake

    Located in the Superstition Wilderness about 65 miles northeast of Phoenix, AZ, Apache Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in Arizona because it has something for everyone: hiking, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, swimming, ...

  • Hike Rogers Canyon Trail

    The Superstition Wilderness is a vast rugged landscape where you can find the cultural remains of ancient Hohokam, Salado, Apache, and Yavapais tribes.  Rogers Canyon Trail takes you to one of the most impressive and best preserved archaeological ...

    8 miles 1108 ft gain

  • Hike to Brown's Peak

    Starting at the trailhead you will begin hiking through oak trees and forest. At numerous times throughout the hike Roosevelt Lake can be seen to the northwest. Approximately 3 miles into your hike you will reach a small campsite in the saddle of ...

    6 miles 1957 ft gain

  • Photograph Elephant Arch

    ...For this very short stroll to Elephant Arch, I'd like to clarify that it's more of a sightseeing and/or photo opportunity trip than a hiking trip. It's so close that it can be seen from the side of the road. So just forewarning! Nonetheless, if...

    0.4 miles 250 ft gain

  • Kayak Canyon Lake Reservoir

    Canyon Lake is located in a National Recreation Area. It was created by the damming of the Salt River, in Arizona, specifically by the Morman Flat Dam. The lake sits at an elevation of 1,660' and has a mean depth of 130', and an area of 1.484 mi²....

  • Hike the Boulder Canyon Trail

    Parking for the trailhead is actually in the same lot as the marina.  There is a restaurant, campground, and restrooms all in the vicinity of the parking lot.  The actual trailhead is on the other side of the street opposite the parking lot entran...

    10 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Summit Weavers Needle

    Lace up your boots, stock up your gear, bid farewell to civilization and head out to the wild. This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. It will scrape, snag, trip and stumble you. It will scare, taunt and tantalize you. You will need to e...

    8.1 miles 2153 ft gain

  • Hike to Fremont Saddle

    After taking Peralta Road all the way to the end, park your car in the parking lot and you'll see the sign for the trail head. Sign in at the register and then begin our hike on Peralta Trail.This trail winds through the canyon and then takes you ...

    6 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Weavers Needle Loop

    This is a difficult hike! Plan on a lot of time and an early start. I did this hike in a clockwise direction which really doesn't matter much but I recommend the direction to get the steepest part of the hike done first. Most people just do an out...

    13 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Backpack the Bluff Springs Loop

    From the Peralta Trailhead, start hiking on Bluff Springs Trail.  This trail will wind over a few hills past incredible views, and then take you down into a wash.In the wash you will intersect with the Terrapin Trail.  Turn left onto the Terrapin ...

    15 miles 600 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Schoolhouse Campground (Az)

      Overview Schoolhouse Campground is located in close proximity to the eastern shores of Roosevelt Lake with an elevation of 2,100 feet. Roosevelt is Arizona's largest lake offering a number of great...

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Grapevine Group Campground

      Overview Groups are drawn to Grapevine Campground's unique setting and expansive facilities. The site's location near Roosevelt Lake's shoreline and nestled in the Saguaro cactus-studded Sonoran De...

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Windy Hill Campground

      Overview Located on central Arizona's largest lake, Windy Hill offers great water recreation opportunities to the public. Because of its close proximity to the Lake, Windy Hill allows fishing, non...

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Frazier Group Campground

      Overview The campground overlooks Roosevelt Lake and is nestled in the saguaro cactus-studded Sonoran Desert.Recreation In addition to camping, horseback riders, hikers, and mountain bikers can acc...

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Burnt Corral Campground

      Overview Burnt Corral Campground and Recreation Area (elevation 1914') is about 5.8 miles south of Roosevelt Dam along the Apache Trail (AZ Hwy 88) along the shoreline of Apache Lake. It is nestl...

    • Tonto Basin, Arizona

      Cholla Campground

      Overview Cholla Campground at Roosevelt Lake, is one of several campgrounds on the shores of the largest lake/reservoir located entirely in the State of Arizona. It is situated within a lush sono...

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