Top Adventures in Apache Junction

  • Hike to Broadway Cave

    ...Who doesn't enjoy a short adventure to an scenic location?! If I were to guess, I'd say a good majority of us. This four mile, low trafficked hike to the Broadway Cave will lead you to one of the best spots to hang out or watch the sunset. The ...

    4 miles 950 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Goldfield Ranch

    Although a tourist trap, Goldfield Ghost Town is a place any visitor might like stopping for a little food and a drink if they're hiking in the Superstition Mountains at the nearby Lost Dutchman State Park. It's certainly a place that has plentifu...

  • Hike Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit

    Flatiron is one of the most popular day hikes in the Superstition Wilderness, just outside of Phoenix, AZ. The hike begins at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction. Once inside the park, drive to the last parking area and look for a sign for...

    6.5 miles 2781 ft gain

  • Hike to Praying Hands in Lost Dutchman State Park

    Begin your hike in the Cholla parking lot, and start Treasure Loop Trail (this is the north side of the loop, heading east).  Once you get to the base of the main cliffs, and the trail starts to veer to the right, this is where you branch off.  In...

    4.3 miles 954 ft gain

  • Photograph Cactus Blooms at Lost Dutchman

    And there is no better place to experience this beautiful display than at Lost Dutchman State Park. The State Park website shares that visitors can find "chuparosas, poppies, fiddle necks, globe mallow, chuparosa, brittle bush, desert evening prim...

  • Drive Through The Apache Trail

    Its about a 40 minute drive to the beginning of the trail from Phoenix, and the trail itself is close to a two hour drive, if you don't plan on stopping along the way. The beginning of the trail really begins at the Superstition Mountains, you'll ...

  • Camp at Lost Dutchman State Park

    Lost Dutchman State Park is located near the Superstition Mountains in central Phoenix, about 40 miles from Phoenix. There is a $7 day use fee to enter the park, which is waived if you’re camping ($15/night). The park offers 134 campsites, each wi...

  • Hike the Treasure Loop

    Located about 40 miles east of Phoenix right off AZ-88 E/N Apache Trail.The initial trail begins at an elevation of 2000 feet within the Sonoran Desert. The trail can be accessed via the Cholla (northern side) Day-use Area or the Saguaro (southern...

    2.4 miles 460 ft gain

  • Hike the Wind Cave Trail

    This is a great trail for a run or for stretching your legs exploring the caves in Usery Mountain Regional Park. Keep in mind that the trail leads you up to the cave and is the end point. To get better views of the area, you'll have to climb up pa...

    2.9 miles 790 ft gain

  • Hike the Pass Mountain Loop

    The Pass Mountain Trail is a 7 mile loop hike that takes you through a noticeable change of terrain and scenery in Usery Mountain Park near Mesa, AZ. This loop is best done clockwise and bringing plenty of water is recommended. This hike is dog-fr...

    7 miles 951 ft gain

  • Hike Massacre Grounds Trail to Massacre Falls

    There are many legends of a lost gold and buried treasures within the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.  The most famous is the story of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine.  In the 1840's, the Peralta family from Northern Mexico mined rich gold ore from...

    5.5 miles 1125 ft gain

  • Hike the Hieroglyphic Trail

    This hike is a great beginner hike for those who want to experience the beauty of the Superstitions. I suggest going early in the morning because this trail gets very crowded later in the day (especially on weekends).To get to the trailhead from U...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

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    • Apache Junction, Arizona

      Mesa / Apache Junction KOA

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Burnt Corral Campground

      Overview Burnt Corral Campground and Recreation Area (elevation 1914') is about 5.8 miles south of Roosevelt Dam along the Apache Trail (AZ Hwy 88) along the shoreline of Apache Lake. It is nestl...

    • Tonto Basin, Arizona

      Cholla Campground

      Overview Cholla Campground at Roosevelt Lake, is one of several campgrounds on the shores of the largest lake/reservoir located entirely in the State of Arizona. It is situated within a lush sono...

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Frazier Group Campground

      Overview The campground overlooks Roosevelt Lake and is nestled in the saguaro cactus-studded Sonoran Desert.Recreation In addition to camping, horseback riders, hikers, and mountain bikers can acc...

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Windy Hill Campground

      Overview Located on central Arizona's largest lake, Windy Hill offers great water recreation opportunities to the public. Because of its close proximity to the Lake, Windy Hill allows fishing, non...

    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Grapevine Group Campground

      Overview Groups are drawn to Grapevine Campground's unique setting and expansive facilities. The site's location near Roosevelt Lake's shoreline and nestled in the Saguaro cactus-studded Sonoran De...

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