Superstition Mountains – Arizona
The Superstition Mountains is located about 50 miles east of downtown Phoenix and has been home to my backyard for the past eight years. Living at the base of the Superstition Mountains has certainly been a joy, especially for someone who enjoys the outdoors as much as I do.
With a plethora of things to do, from hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, nature watching to biking and golf, there is always something exciting to do.
As a tourist to the area, here are a few activities that you might want to consider.
- GOLF – Gold Canyon Golf Resort (I recommend the Dinosaur course) or for a less expensive option, try Mountainbrook
- LODGING – Unfortunately there are only a couple places to stay in the area, Gold Canyon Golf Resort or The Best Western
- FOOD – I am a bit of a food snob, so I cannot recommend any great places to eat in the area. If however food is more sustenance than experience, then here are a couple of options: De La Cruz (this place is pretty good and they have a wonderful outdoor patio) and Open Range Deli.
- TOURIST ATTRACTIONS – For horseback riding, check out Don Donelly Stables. Goldfield Ghost Town is an authentic looking old mining town with gun fights, train rides, gold panning, museum and more. Superstition Mountain Museum has the most extensive collections of history, legends and lore of the area with many interesting exhibits, include the Elvis Chapel and a 20-Stamp Mill. Soak up the sun at Canyon Lake for a number of activities, including a tour on an old fashion steamboat. Dolly Steamboat cruises offers several options to enjoy this desert canyon lake with myriad wildlife, flora and fauna. If hiking is more your thing, check out the Lost Dutchman State Park.