We took the Apache Trail which starts out east of Apache Junction on a nice paved road, then quickly turns to washboardy dirt one lane road, and then on the other side, back to paved again. It was fun! Here, come along on a little ride on the mountain road.......
Ready? Start singing: Ernie and Marge went over the mountain, Ernie and Marge went over the mountain, Ernie and Marge went over the mountain, to see what they could see!
But on the other side, when the road turned back to pavement, we found the Tonto National Monument. This cliff dwelling was occupied prior to the 1400's by the Hohokam or Salada peoples who came up from way southern Arizona area. By 1400 they had disappeared. Before Columbus "discovered" America, these people had been here and gone.
This was a very pleasant afternoon. Do you see why it took five hours to go 127 miles?