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Superstition Mountains

#304 of 1,826 things to do in Arizona
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Address: 4087 E. Apache Trail, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction, AZ 85119
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Breathtaking scenery

Awesome scenery, changes around every corner , from lots of saguaros, to cholla cacti, to just rocks. A must to do if in Mesa .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barrie, Canada
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Rosemount, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Gold Canyon. The highlight was hiking the trails on Superstition Mountain. The trails were in great shape and the hike itself was one that everyone could enjoy. It was challenging enough for my teenagers and yet my 75 year old father was able to make the hike as well. Great scenery, and a great family... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome scenery, changes around every corner , from lots of saguaros, to cholla cacti, to just rocks. A must to do if in Mesa .

Thank gerdina1947
Surprise, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited Superstitution Mtn museum which was interesting history of area. It is small but well worth the time. There is what is left of a western town used for movies. Also a really well done train display out doors showing many western scenes,

Thank Sheila V
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just did this hike today. We were told it was very difficult. I don't personally think it is. A bit rocky in places and steep at the end. It took us around about 2 hours. We were a bit nervous as we were told by a hiker he nearly stepped on a rattle snake. The views are fab.

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Champaign, Illinois
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We only went 20 minutes in, I wish we could have spent the whole day here. Absolutely breathtaking veiws to be had without the time spent hiking to get them. It was perfect for me because of the high temps and fact I had an infant with me. If you go, plan to spend at least 4 hours driving this... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What an incredible drive! Miles and miles of winding roads with incredible views ! Well worth the trip. We went as far as Tortilla Flats which is where the roads become in paved and rough. There are plenty of areas to pull off for photos. Stop in at Tortilla Flats for a snack, lunch and a beverage. They have live... More 

Thank Kelly E
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful day trip! I recommend driving well past Torilla Flats and take in all the scenery. Tortilla Flats has a great little bar and resturant for lunch (good chili dogs and tacos!) Past Tortilla Flats turns into gravel road and gets to be very narrow at times, especially going down 1 of the mountains, but WELL WORTH... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The doctor strongly discouraged me from backpacking, stating the extra weight on my shoulders could cause further problems with my L-5, lower back vertebrae. I said “Okay, I hear ya.”But months later here I was, sufficiently excited about tomorrow’s new adventure that I could barely fall asleep tonight, and for me – Norman – that’s not the “norm” (pun intended).... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This trail delivers the stunning rugged scenery of the Superstition Wilderness, and is accessible via paved state route 88 about 10 miles northeast of Apache Junction. There’s plenty of parking (at least on weekdays) at the Canyon Lake Marina. Portable toilets are available but no drinking water. The trailhead is well-marked across the road. Consider this a moderate trail if... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Superstition Mountains has some nice trails that are perfect for the novice mountain climber. Offers great views of the area

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