Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
#1 The Superstition Mountains are located east of the Phoenix area.
They are anchored by ( you guessed it!) the large Superstition Mountain itself.
#2 The mountain range is mostly inside the Superstition Wilderness Area.
The whole area has been federally designated.
#3 Weaver’s Needle is a landmark that people are pretty familiar with.
It’s behind and east of Superstition Mountain, and people love to come here to rock climb.
#4 There’s also Miner’s Needle!
This spot is great for hiking.
#5 The Superstition Mountains are the home of the legend of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine.
The story goes that a German immigrant found a wealth of gold in this area, and revealed it’s location to his caretaker on his deathbed, but no one has been able to find anything definitive.
#6 There’s even a Superstition Mountain Museum!
You can learn about all the legends and lore here.
#7 The Superstition Mountains maintain a desert climate.
There are plenty of hot summer temps, with things being a little more cool in the eastern areas simply due to elevation.
#8 There are tons of good places to hike and enjoy the scenery!
Check out The Lost Dutchman State Park or the Peralta Trailhead and enjoy!