Wednesday we decided to drive the whole trail, which is about 40 miles from Apache Junction to Theodore Roosevelt Lake. It winds through rugged desert canyons, passed several reservoirs, Canyon and Apache Lakes, and a narrow twisty unpaved section with steep cliff drops and little to no safety barriers. We definitely wouldn't take the RV on this road though small motorhomes could make it okay. You just need to drive carefully. It isn't much worse than driving the coast of Northern California which we have done a number of times, some in our motorhome. Besides, it is a beautiful drive with amazing scenery, especially in the spring. We drove again to Tortilla Flats, where we turned around last time. This is the start of the unpaved section which goes to Roosevelt Dam. It is around 20 miles or so and you will be driving around 20 miles an hour most of the way. They say give yourself at least 6 hours for the trip, which includes the time to head down to Globe and then west back to the Phoenix area or Usery in our case. Below is Tortilla Flats. We'll have to stop here one of these days. It is small but always busy.
There are a fair amount of people driving the trail even though it is in the middle of the week. I don't think I would want to drive this on the busy weekends.