Outdoors, Nature, & Sightseeing
No matter where you are in Apache Junction, you can see the majestic mountains just beyond our city limits. And in just a few minutes of driving, you’ll find yourself surrounded by towering cacti, lush desert vegetation, and panoramic views that seem to go on forever. Explore the desert on foot or mountain bike on one of several hiking trails near Apache Junction, or join a sightseeing tour to experience the scenery through the eyes of longtime locals.
Lost Dutchman State Park
6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Lost Dutchman State Park is open year-round, offering a plethora of hiking trails, local events, wildlife viewing, and so much more. There are trails suited to every age and experience level, plus campsites, cabins, and RV sites for adventurers planning an extended stay. According to the Legend of the Lost Dutchman, there’s still gold hidden in the mountain’s many secret mines – but to this day, nobody has been able to find it.
Take a short but scenic walk through the designated nature trail that begins at the Superstition Mountain Museum, and take in the unparalleled views of the Superstition Mountains.
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207
Complete with multiple trails (including options for biking and horseback riding), stargazing sites, a top-rated archery range, and a nature center, Usery Mountain Regional Park is a must-see destination for anyone that enjoys the outdoors.
Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour
16802 AZ-88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Cruise Canyon Lake on the charming Dolly Steamboat, where you can see a new side of the Arizona desert. Air-conditioned cabins keep you cool even during the hot summer months, while tour options such as scenic nature tours, stargazing tours, and twilight dinner cruises offer something for everyone.
Apache Trail Tours
4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Apache Trail Tours takes you off-road through the Superstition Wilderness, with guided 4X4 tour options that include various lengths and highlights.
- June 25, 2019
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