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Superstition Mountains, Arizona

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#72 of 196 in Nature in Arizona
The Superstition Mountains, popularly called "The Superstitions," is a range of mountains in Arizona located to the east of the Phoenix metropolitan area. They are anchored by Superstition Mountain, a large mountain that is a popular recreation destination for residents of the Phoenix, Arizona area.
The mountain range is in the federally designated Superstition Wilderness Area, and includes a variety of natural features in addition to its namesake mountain. Weavers Needle, a prominent landmark and rock climbing destination set behind and to the east of Superstition Mountain, is a tall eroded volcanic remnant that plays a significant role in the legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Peralta Canyon, on the northeast side of Superstition Mountain, contains a popular trail that leads up to Fremont Saddle, which provides a very picturesque view of Weavers Needle. Miner's Needle is another prominent formation in the wilderness and a popular hiking destination.
As with most of the terrain surrounding the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Superstition Mountains have a desert climate, with high summer temperatures and a handful of perennial sources of water. The elevation in the more remote, eastern portion of the wilderness is higher than the western portion, which lowers temperatures slightly. Numerous hiking trails cross the mountains from multiple access points, including the Peralta Trailhead, the most popular. The Lost Dutchman State Park, located on the west side of Superstition Mountain, includes several short walking trails.
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  • I am suffering from a severe lung infection and unable to really get out of the car and walk any distance without experiencing extreme fatigue. Very disappointing to be sick on this trip, however with...  more »
  • We did the 3 mile loop trail and it was beautiful. Spring flowers were at their peak about 10 days ago.  more »
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  • Great place to stroll a fun scenic walk or break a mean sweat. This place has an array of hiking options for the young n old the newbie or advanced. Truly it is beautiful full of wildlife and good times waiting to happen bring some snacks n plenty of water. Love and light lates.
  • Take easy or hard trails! Nice day!

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