The last time I rode the Apache Trail to Tortilla Flats (actually, the OTHER way, from the Roosevelt Dam thru Tortilla Flats via the dirt part) was this spring, 14 Mar '18, and in general the pavement was DEPLORABLE except for re-paving from Tortilla Flats to the W for a few miles, then like a motocross track in "pavement", ruts, pot-holes, etc for the remaining miles (17?).
The re-paving ENDED right around that corner, (Canyon Lake to the right)...!
Well, since we returned to AZ on the 16th October, by Thursday the 19th I figured it was time to check it out (forecast was for mid-80F), so at 0900 I headed N towards the Superstition Mountains
this pic from about a mile N of home. I continued into the city of Apache Junction, then took this a few miles S of the Apache Trail, AZ 88.
The Trail is NOW beautifully paved to the end-of-pavement, about five miles PAST (E) of Tortilla Flats, where I took these pics.
NOW, however, the highways people have added SPEED WARNINGS right on the pavement just before TIGHT turns...!
Here's Canyon Lake, about three miles W of Tortilla Flats
On the ride from there to home I 'put-in' a few miles of dirt on the Camino Viejo near Queen Valley
then about a mile S of that first pic of the Superstition Mountains, I saw where the recent rains had overflowed a kids' platground, this about three miles SE of my place.
All-in-all - a GREAT way to ride 140 or so miles in the mountains of S AZ over four hours!