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Superstition Mountains, Tortilla Flat

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The Superstition Mountains (Yavapai: Wi:kchsawa) 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. They are roughly bounded by U.S. Route 60 on the south, Arizona State Route 88 on the northwest, and Arizona State Route 188 on the northeast.

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  • Spent 9 days in the area. Hiking the mountain and getting lost in the desert. A truly different mountain experience for me. I've hiked nearly 1000 miles in my lifetime and this mountain in the desert....  more
    Spent 9 days in the area. Hiking the mountain and getting lost in the desert. A truly different mountain experience for me. I've hiked nearly 1000 miles in my lifetime and this mountain in the desert....  more »
  • The Superstition Mountains look more impressive the closer you get as you hike. The view from the road or parking lot do not do it Justice! The hike is not challenging until the last 25% of it... 
    The Superstition Mountains look more impressive the closer you get as you hike. The view from the road or parking lot do not do it Justice! The hike is not challenging until the last 25% of it...  more »
  • My husband and I took our Jeep to Superstition Mountains. We took the Apache Trail and it took us 6 hours round trip with photo stops and a lunch break at a park near the water. There were places... 
    My husband and I took our Jeep to Superstition Mountains. We took the Apache Trail and it took us 6 hours round trip with photo stops and a lunch break at a park near the water. There were places...  more »
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  • Beautiful All year low humidity great paces to shop/ eat locally... Stop for the day ,weekend wonderful lakes ,scenic drives enjoy our State Arizona don't be a litterbug.....
  • Beautiful plateau with great hiking trails. Go closer to sunset. It's breathtaking to watch the sun change the mountains color. I'm a little disappointed we didn't find the treasure. Maybe next time? *Side Note* I recommend driving a bit further(20-25 minutes) than the parks entrance well before sunset. Make sure to CAUSTIOUSLY continue down the road as it offers the captivating Canyon Lake.
  • Most wonderful hiking climbing experience going up to the flat iron or on up to the hoodoos higher elevation. Excellent workout body mind and soul. Today is a good day if you like to go up in the snow. Recreation exploration all the way around the Superstition. Have fun be prepared carry plenty of water sturdy shoes and gloves. Across the Ridge Trail that's on the list this season. If you like Trails there's plenty to choose from access off first water. Or Peralta or any other streets that dead end at the national forest line. Explore
  • Hieroglyphic Trail - This trail is now one of my favorites! The trail is considered easy but I think at times it can be considered close to moderate as there were a few areas that required a little climbing - especially once you get to the end. At the start of the trail, there is bilboard providing history of the trail. Walk past that and a green gate greets you asking you keep it closed for cattle. Um, didnt see any cattle but it is a good precaution none the less. The two things that get people to hike there are of course the hieroglyphs but small waterfalls. No waterfalls this trip and read that they only happen early spring? The heiroglyphs were really facsinating and there is a rock formation that have sheltered the early settlors? Overall, family friendly, great views and lots of history!
  • A magical place! Got bitten by a ball of cactus, but worth every bite of pain. Go find out yourself. I almost went there barefoot, thinking it's just sand, like a beach. Haha.

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