Top Adventures in Gold Canyon

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hike to Peak 5057 via Hieroglyphic Trail

    To get to the trailhead from US60, turn north onto Kings Ranch Road where you will begin the winding path through the neighborhoods.  From Kings Ranch Road, turn east on Baseline Ave, north on Mohican Road, west on Valley View Drive, north on Whit...

    8 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike to the Wave Cave

    From the trail-head you will follow the old and wide dirt road for a while until you reach the wilderness fence line. It's easy to get lost. When you reach the fence there's an area to go through. It's difficult to see. Make sure you look closely....

    3.5 miles 990 ft gain

  • Hike Carney Springs to Superstition Peak 5057

    This is the true beast hike of the Superstitions. If you think Flatiron is a toughy, give this a whirl! You will be poked, prodded, slapped, smacked, jolted, tripped and stabbed the entire way, but rewarded with arguably the finest sights the vall...

    9.5 miles 3600 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Three Sisters

    Three Sisters is a huge rock formation in the southern area of the Superstition Mountains.  This spot is only about an hour outside of Phoenix and it's a great spot to do photography in the evening or morning.This is accessed from the Wave Cave pa...

  • 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 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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Summit Weavers Needle

    Lace up your boots, stock up your gear, bid farewell to civilization and head out to the wild. This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. It will scrape, snag, trip and stumble you. It will scare, taunt and tantalize you. You will need to e...

    8.1 miles 2153 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...

    • 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...

    • 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

      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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