This weekend we are headed to the Superstition Mountains to search for the legendary mother-lode of gold known as the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine (or at least enjoy some hiking, spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains, sagauro studded valleys, steep canyons, soaring rocky outcroppings, cactus and heavy brush and maybe spot some wildlife; coyote, javelina and jackrabbit).
We will be parking the RV at Lost Dutchman State Park (named after the fabled lost gold mine) at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, near Apache Junction, about 40 miles east of Phoenix. We will explore several trails that lead from Lost Dutchman State Park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest.
We will also explore Goldfield Ghost Town, an 1890s period town features a saloon, rock shop, an ice cream parlor, Native American art and crafts, the Goldfield Museum, live “gunfights” and more.
A cold drink and a thick juicy steak at the saloon sound perfect after a long day hiking and exploring the Lost Dutchman State Park area.