On the Apache Air Trail Adventure, passengers get to experience the trail the way the crow flies. Seaplane adventurers will also get that bird's eye view of a national historic landmark, Roosevelt Dam. It was one of the five federal projects authorized on 1903, Construction began in 1906 and was completed in 1911. It had a face lift and expansion that began in 1989 and was completed in 1996.
The Apache Trail Adventure takes you over the mountains for a gentle landing on Roosevelt Lake, which is the largest lake in Central Arizona covering 22,000 acres of surface water. Your pilot gently banks you around the lake in an approach for the water landing. You seem to peacefully glide forever before touching down on the glistening lake. The landing is surprisingly smooth.
The Apache Trail was once a stagecoach trail running through the Superstition Mountains. It got its name from the Apache Indians as they used the trail to move through the mountains.
Flying and winding around the mountains, over the canyons, rivers and lakes of the area is beautiful. Also on the adventure you get an eye level view of the Tonto Indian ruins located in the mountain side, which is an experience in itself. This tour is a little more than an hour in duration.
Taking the evening City Lights Adventure has you soaring above East Valley, Central Phoenix, West Valley and Scottsdale. It begins with a reception of Hors D'oeuvres in the Desert Splash executive lounge. Then you will depart from the Scottsdale Airport and enjoy the spectacular aerial views of East Mesa, Camelback Mountain, Cardinals Stadium, Squaw Peak. It is about a 45 minute tour. For a true adventure of a different kind, how about Sunday Brunch in the middle of Roosevelt Lake? At the airport you will board the Desert Splash plane and fly the Apache Air Trail. It is a sight to behold in the morning sky on your way to Roosevelt Lake. Once you have made your water landing, a catered brunch, served by one of the award winning restaurants from Phoenix, will be served at a secluded location on the lake's shores. Linen tablecloths and all. <>>
Desert Splash partners with other tours to add even more possible adventures to your experience. <>>
You will want to book a reservation in advance.
Visit www.desertsplashadventures.com/ for more information or call 877-588-8819. The flights run from fall through the spring and not during summer months.<>>
The flight is sure to give passengers a real sense of the beauty of our country and the wonders it has to offer.