One of the most famous mountain ridges in Arizona is the
Superstition Mountains. If you travel
about 35 miles southeast of Phoenix in Apache Junction, you will be at the base
of the gorgeous mountain range. The Superstition
Mountains have lots of stories, especially the ones involving ghosts and UFO
sightings and a lost mysterious gold mine.
This puzzling vein of minerals is known as the Lost Dutchman Mine and
has attracted many gold seekers for generations to try and find it. For many, the thrill of locating the gold and
getting rich has met with a tragic end to their lives. People have reported seeing ghosts in various
places on the mountains especially in locales around where the mine is claimed
to be hidden. Perhaps these are the
spirits of those who set out looking for the gold, but never made it out of the
There are many things to keep you busy when you visit the Superstition
Mountains. If you want to get a bit of
history on the place, check out the museum and historic buildings around the
grounds. A dirt path will take you to
the Elvis Memorial Chapel, Apacheland Barn, Twenty Stamp Mill, Gallows and
finally the Windmill. Several movies
were made in some of the locations on the grounds.
A short distance from the museum sits the Goldfield Ghost
Town and is known as “the valley’s only authentic ghost town”. You can ride the rails on the Narrow Gauge
Train around the town and through the desert.
The Goldfield Mine offers a gold panning experience and lets you keep
what you find. With over 20 shops,
exhibits, and eating establishments such as a saloon, this old west ghost town
is a fun place to visit.
If you want to relax on the water, Canyon Lake is tucked
inside the mountains and a beautiful place to visit. You can rent a boat for fishing, skiing, or
just relaxing. There are hotels nearby
where you can take in the beauty of the lake from your room. It is a wonderful place for those who love to
photograph stunning scenery. There are
several places along the lake for camping and having a picnic.
Some people like to park their vehicles and one of the many
recreation spots throughout the mountains and look for UFO’s. So many people have reported seeing something
strange in the skies over the Superstition Mountains which they could not
explain. Weird lights and objects have
been seen by all types of witnesses.
Lots of folks say that the mountains have some sort of mythical powers
which draw in the beings from other planets.
I’m not sure, but I know these mountains have some sort of energy that I
felt when I visited the area.
There are several places to eat in and around the mountain
range. The Mining Camp Restaurant opened
its doors in 1961 and offers you a tasty old west mining meal. You are seated at a picnic-like table with
tine mine-camp plates, silverware and tin cups in front of you. You start with rolls, beans, coleslaw and
then the main course follows. During the
meal, you are treated to the country western sounds of the McNasty Brothers. So, as you can see, there are lots to do when
you visit the mysterious Superstition Mountains.
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