Lost Dutchman State Park, Superstition Wilderness Area
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6109 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, Arizona 85219
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The Superstition Mountains, Lost Dutchman State Park

 

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Lost Dutchman State Park, part of the Superstition Wilderness Area, is a great place to take the kids whether their interest is hiking or hidden treasure. Named after the fabled Lost Dutchman Gold Mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is steeped in the legend of the Peralta family and Apache raids. As you hike the Sonoran Desert trails develop your own stories about the historic events as well as the location of the gold mine.
Getting There
 
Lost Dutchman State Park is located at 6109 N Apache Trail (Hwy 88), 5 miles north of Apache Junction. From Phoenix, take US 60 East to Hwy 88 East. Follow Hwy 88 through Apache Junction.
Getting Around
 
Trails at Lost Dutchman State Park range from easy to extreme. Consider both the length of the hike as well as the altitude gain when planning an outing with children.
Hours & Times
 
The park is open from sunrise to 22:00 365 days a year. Ranger guided hikes and family programs as well as other special events are regularly scheduled.
Admission & Fees
 
A day use fee is charged per vehicle unless you traveling by motorcycle or bicycle in which case the fee is per person. Camping fees are charged separately.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Check the weather before setting out on a hike. Carry plenty of water, wear proper footwear and leave nothing but footprints. Maps are available at the visitor center.
 
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