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Superstition Mountains

6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona 85119 USA

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“Explore this spooky and scenic mountain range”

The Superstition Mountains (Yavapai: Wi:kchsawa), popularly called "The Superstitions", are a range of mountains in Arizona located to the east of the Phoenix metropolitan area. They are anchored by Superstition Mountain, a large mountain that is a popular recreation destination for residents of the Phoenix, Arizona area. The mountain range is in the federally designated Superstition Wilderness Area, and includes a variety of natural features in addition to its namesake mountain. Weavers Needle, a prominent landmark and rock climbing destination set behind and to the east of Superstition Mountain, is a tall eroded volcanic remnant that plays a significant role in the legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Peralta Canyon, on the northeast side of Superstition Mountain, contains a popular trail that leads up to Fremont Saddle, which provides a very picturesque view of Weavers Needle. Miner's Needle is another prominent formation in the wilderness and a popular hiking destination. As with most of the terrain surrounding the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Superstition Mountains have a desert climate, with high summer temperatures and a handful of perennial sources of water. The elevation in the more remote, eastern portion of the wilderness is higher than the western portion, which lowers temperatures slightly. Numerous hiking trails cross the mountains from multiple access points, including the Peralta Trailhead, the most popular. The Lost Dutchman State Park, located on the west side of Superstition Mountain, includes several short walking trails.

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Travelyn

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December 25, 2015
Rated 5.0

Some of the most breathtaking scenery I have ever seen!

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February 24, 2024
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Our favorite place in Arizona....after the Grand Canyon. Beautiful mountains and desert land. Great hiking!!

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Superstition Mountains

6109 N Apache Trail
Apache Junction, Arizona
85119 USA
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