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Legendary Superstition Mountains

Weavers' Needle of probably the most searched-for-gold mountain in the Southwest.

Legends say, it hosts a huge gold mine - and we really don't know if legends tell the truth or not.

Goldfield - explore a ghosttown of old miners' day

Goldfield has been a gold miners' town in the old days of late 19th century.
Abandoned since long, however kept as a museum.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:mystery and superstition - the Gold Rush
  • Cons:don't get to believe the legends - don't start digging for Dutchman's gold ;-)
  • Last visit to Apache Junction: Feb 1991
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    how appropriately named- superstition mountains etc. looks like a neat place to explore, some good hiking in such landscapes. You did a nice job showing the wilderness of it, especially for me i noticed the photo of the little red flower closeup. sunsets must have been breathtaking!

    • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
      Sep 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

      i saw something similar in Argentina (San Juan province and the north of the country, Salta etc)but the resemblance to the american southwest was almost uncanny in Cuyo (San Juan, valle de la luna)

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Sep 26, 2012 at 9:52 AM

      I was never that up in Argentina's north, only in Patagonia. But I think I remember to have seen photos.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2009 at 3:31 AM

    Looks so beautiful. Befitting name...Goldfield. Should try my luck here. Thanks for sharing.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2009 at 3:28 AM

    Imagine panning for gold and you actually found a nugget. How cool would that be, esp at today's gold prices.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2009 at 2:06 AM

    Yes, discoveries never end! ><>< Thanks for your presentation of that remote place for us, Ingrid!

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Apache Junction looks like a scenic place.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2007 at 8:41 PM

    If the legend is about a Dutchman's gold... it's probably been found and spent a long time ago ;~)

  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2007 at 8:57 AM

    I enjoyed my hikes to Apache Junction too. A remote hike place that I enjoyed that not many foreigners will visit is Busteni RO.

  • Feb 6, 2007 at 10:54 PM

    whoo hoo ingrid! love this small but cute page! the photos are fantastic!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2006 at 4:05 AM

    Love the name...I take it you didn't find any gold?? I would like to explore more of the old mining towns...ghost towns. They seem like the "real" old west ... rather than the new highways and chain stores that are sprouting everywhere.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 9:09 AM

    What great names these places have! Apache Junction! Superstition Mountains! Goldfield! Very nice photos on your five travelogues and your tips.


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