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alisaj_12 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Santa Clarita, California292 contributions55 helpful votes
What an interesting and beautiful area! You can see Superstition Mountain for miles as you approach. It stands high and ragged above the undulating desert surrounding it. There is a small fee to enter and park. Parking was spaced for social distancing. There are bathrooms that are exceptionally clean. The woman responsible for that should be commended. I thanked her in person as a clean public restroom is so appreciated. The area is dotted with picnic tables, some covered providing shade, some not. Some are right up close to where you'd park some are a few dozen yards in. There are many trails that crisscross through the terrain, some shorter some harder. Some with informative signage referencing the flora or animals in the area. There is one trail, at least, that offers benches along it for resting. My 80+ yr. old parents had no difficulty handling the shorter trails. I use Alltrails.com for trail info. Be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen, unless your at a covered picnic table there is no shade. Nearby there is a rock and mineral shop, horse stables, and old western style town with what they call a zip line. (Not recommending that!) But the town is cute.…
Date of experience: November 2020
William C wrote a review Nov. 2020
El Cajon, United States243 contributions122 helpful votes
I've been out here many times in years past and never tire of seeing the Superstition Mountains. A rough and tumble part of Arizona steeped in history, especially the stories of the Lost Dutchman treasure hidden somewhere in the mountains.
Date of experience: November 2020
2 Helpful votes
Madi wrote a review Jun. 2020
Umm you probably should not go unless you want to burn... and I’m not talking about the weather. It’s on FIRE!
Date of experience: June 2020
KodoDrummer wrote a review May 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,520 contributions138,338 helpful votes
With the rough terrain and vertical slopes, the area is a hikers and mountain climbers haven. The scenery is spectacular.
Date of experience: March 2020
20 Helpful votes
WanderingWithUsTwo wrote a review May 2020
Phoenix, Arizona619 contributions132 helpful votes
This state park is named after the legends of the Lost Dutchman’s gold mine. There are many tales of this supposed hidden gold mine in the Superstition Mountains that have captivated people for hundreds of years. Although there are several stories about the origin of the mine nobody has been able to confirm for certain which is true. This park is very interesting to visit with many trails to see the surrounding area and includes a lake. Some popular ones here are the Flatiron Trail and Weavers Needle. There’s even a small town called Goldfield Ghost Town which adds more to the old west vibes from the area. At about 45 minutes east Phoenix it is easily accessible and much different than other mountain peaks in the area. The four peaks can also be seen from here in the distance as well which provides an additional backdrop for photos especially when they’re covered in snow. Because it sits in the east it also creates some great shadows and golden curtains of light over the face of the mountains. It’s not uncommon to see many photoshoots out here for engagements and graduations due to the beautiful desert landscape. Sometimes it can be very crowded on the way there as the roads are one lane each way so just make sure you leave yourself enough time to arrive in time for sunrise/set. We have been fortunate enough to go on one of the rare occasions last year when it snowed out there and it was packed with people. However, since this park is so spread out it is a great place to come take in the scenery without feeling to crowded! - @wanderingwithustwo…
Date of experience: May 2020