Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction

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Lost Dutchman State Park is a 320-acre (129 ha) state park located near the Superstition Mountains in central Arizona, USA, and named after the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, a famous gold mine legendary among the tales of the Old West. It is accessible about 40 miles (64 km) east of Phoenix via U.S. Highway 60, the Superstition Freeway.

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  • Spectacular state park with many beautiful vistas. Amenities are clean and working order. Trails and signage are very well maintained.  more »
  • We got an early start, 7:30 AM on a late October morning, hiking Treasure Loop #56. We paid our $7 entrance fee then parked at the Cholla Day Use lot, going counterclockwise on the loop. The sun was.....  more »
  • The park rangers are awesome (friendly and knowledgeable). The scenery is amazing at dawn and dusk (couldn't go on any trails due to wild fires). The bathrooms are clean, and the sites are spacious.
  • INCREDIBLE.... I can’t say enough. Hiking, camping, picnicking with family, this is the place. I have lived in the valley for over a decade and it took me WAY too long to discover this place. Breathtaking views, absolutely amazing!!! So much so that we got married here!!! If you love what Arizona has to offer and you haven’t been to Lost Dutchman State Park, you are missing out. This place is beautiful!!! The hike all the way to the summit isn’t easy, and I wouldn’t recommend it for novice hikers or climbers, but even if you don’t hike up, you can enjoy these breathtaking vistas from ground level as well!!!

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