By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 2/20/2020
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All my photos and adventures in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, Arizona.
Canyon Lake Sunset

Superstition Mountains

The Lost Dutchman mine may or may not be out there, but there is certainly gold: You see it wherever the Sun kisses the red-yellow rocks.

Canyon Lake is a reservoir east of Phoenix, AZ, in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. A popular location for boating, fishing, and swimming, it also provides awesome views.

Wait for sunset, and be sure not to miss a moment. The entire show is worth staying for. And then, enjoy the stars!

Canyon Lake Twilight

Somewhere in these cliffs, according to legend, is the Lost Dutchman gold mine. Or, maybe, the gold shows up every sunset!


Apache Trail

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All the photos from our drives along the road Teddy Roosevelt called the most scenic in America.

The Apache Trail in Arizona was a stagecoach trail that ran through the Superstition Mountains. It was named after the Apache Indians who originally used this trail to move through the Superstition Mountains. The current Apache Trail links Apache Junction at the edge of the Greater Phoenix area, with Theodore Roosevelt Lake, through the Superstition Mountains and the Tonto National Forest. Most of the Apache Trail is unpaved, turning into a dirt road a few miles up from Tortilla Flat, and continuing as such for nearly the full remainder of its length.

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Hieroglyphic Trail

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All the photos from our hikes into the Superstitions along Hieroglyphic Trail.

Hieroglyphic Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. At the end of this trail are petroglyphs and, in early spring, small waterfalls.

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Lost Dutchman State Park

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All the photos from our hikes into Arizona's treasure.

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

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