Hiking the Superstition Mountains

The Superstition Mountains, locally known as the Superstitions, are a range of mountains located about an hour’s drive east of Phoenix. Part of the Superstition Wilderness Area, the Superstition Mountains have a wide variety of trails to offer hikers with varying levels of difficulty. (This is a popular area for rock-climbers as well!) Elevations range from 2,000 to just over 6,000 ft and the terrain is, well, obviously desert. The Superstitions were formed by volcanic eruptions, so the area features rocky trails, jagged cliffs and volcanic remnants, deep canyons, natural falls, and very little in the way of shade. (At least from trees anyway. Maybe find a really tall cactus and stand beneath that?)

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