Apache Junction is located about 35 miles
east of Phoenix, adjacent to Mesa along Interstate 60. It is the
eastern-most town within the Greater Phoenix Metro area and gateway
to the Superstition Mountain and its Wilderness Area. It is home
to the Lost Dutchman State Park and the legend of the lost goldmine
which attracts adventurous wealth-seekers looking for hidden riches.
Apache Junction is also the starting point of one of the most scenic
drives in Arizona, the Apache Trail Loop. Golf is a major attraction
with several area golf courses including the Gold Canyon Resort,
Apache Creek Golf Club, Mountain Brook Golf Course, Augusta Ranch
Golf Club and the spectacular Superstition
Mountain Golf and Country Club. Make sure you catch the annual
Apache Trail Loop
A gorgeously beautiful 200-mile loop of breathtaking scenery that
begins in Apache Junction through Goldfield Ghost Town, Lost Dutchman
State Park, the Superstition Mountain Preserve. Passes by Canyon
Lake along cliff roads by Apache Lake and brilliantly colored desert
flora and mountain ranges before reaching Roosevelt Lake. This trip
is a must.
Lost Dutchman State Park
The legendary Lost Dutchman Gold Mine has never been discovered.
Legend has it that the Dutchman hid vast riches of gold veins from
view and died before telling its location. Many claim he left crude
maps with clues. Thousands of adventure seekers have scoured the
Superstition Mountains looking for this golden treasure and the
Park is the popular starting point. Although no one has ever found
the gold, an endless number have discovered the natural beauty and
serenity of the Superstition wilderness area. Lost Dutchman State
Park is but five miles from Apache Junction off State Route 88.
You’ll love the hiking experience.
Scenic and majestic Canyon
Lake is but 30 minutes from Apache Junction and offers boating
recreation and fishing within colorful cliffs of the canyon walls.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Located at the base of Picktetpost Mountain east of Apache Junction,
Arizona brings together the Earth’s widely varied plants amidst
trails of Sonoran Desert vegetation and flora. It’s a moving
and memorable experience of beauty, majesty and mystery of arid
land plants along the towering trees of Queen Creek Canyon and spectacular
southwestern views. The displays and intimate gardens are an inspiring