Just minutes from Phoenix, Apache Junction is the gateway to incredible outdoor adventure, Lost Dutchman State Park, and Tonto National Forest. Our area is known for hosting big festivals, like Lost Dutchman Days, the Lost Dutchman Marathon, the Arizona Renaissance Festival, Apacheland Heritage Days, and our spectacular 4th of July fireworks. And every day, we’re home to the majestic setting of the Superstition Mountains and outdoor desert recreational adventures.
Apache Junction is a favorite destination for Phoenicians who want to get away from the congestion of city life and experience the wilderness and authenticity of the west. Winter visitors from all over spend weekends or the whole season with us. Hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, and who knows? You might even discover a gold nugget left behind by the legendary Lost Dutchman.
You can still hear the spurs jingle-jangling as you visit Goldfield Ghost Town, a themed attraction celebrating the gold miners, cowboys, and outlaws of the wild west. In our downtown, you’ll find big flavors at our restaurants and a trendsetting culinary scene that still holds on to its authentic western roots. Find the perfect t-shirt souvenir or a one-of-a-kind turquoise piece of jewelry crafted from minerals harvested from one of the area mines. Need a place to stay? From seasonal stays to overnight experiences, there are a variety of options to feel right at home during your visit.
Whether your first visit or you’re coming back to explore more, we can’t wait to see you!