The Superstition Mountains-Part 2

The Superstition Mountains are located about an hour’s drive east of Phoenix, Arizona, making them an easy day trip from the Phoenix metro area. I’m not much of a mountain climber myself, so I’ve never actually ventured up into the range, although I’ve hiked around the base of them and admired them from below. My favorite spots from which to enjoy views of this majestic, spiky mountain range are Goldfield Ghost Town and Lost Dutchman State Park. There is a modest $7.00 entrance fee for the state park, made more than worth it by the very well-kept trails and picnic facilities that can be enjoyed here, all with stunning views of the Superstitions. Camping is also available. Goldfield Ghost Town is free to enter. It’s a rebuilt “old west” style mining town that offers a restaurant/saloon, several enticing shops, a picturesque chapel, and a museum. Costumed actors stage old-west style gunfights several times per day, to the delight of the crowds. For small entrance fees, you can check out the mine tour, and even take a train ride. Wander Woman says: happy exploring!

The Superstition Mountains, Arizona

Saguaro cactus and Superstition Mountains

Signpost near the Superstition Mountains

The Superstition Mountains with old mining equipment, Goldfield Ghost Town, Arizona

The day I learned that cacti can grow as tall as trees! Superstition Mountains, Arizona


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