Superior, Arizona might not be a place you may think of when
urban exploring, but it does have its fair share of abandoned buildings. Most of these structures are located along
the downtown strip. The decline in the
economy and dried up mines, nearly turned Superior into a ghost town. It does have a handful of residents calling
this place home and a few places for the visitor to shop or eat at. Its location at the base of the historic
Apache Leap Mountain near the Tonto National Forest, and haunting look with the
abandoned buildings made Superior a favorite place for movie makers. Such films as U Turn, Eight Legged Freaks,
The Prophecy, Skinwalkers, and the Gauntlet are some of the movies filmed in
this somewhat eerie little town.
Superior is located a few miles east of Chandler, AZ on
Interstate 60. I have personally been to
Superior on several road trips and find something different to photograph each
time. This small but interesting town is
one of the great places to check out if you are urban exploring in Arizona.
|Magma Hotel (side)|
|Magma Hotel (front)|
|More abandoned buildings with the Apache Leap Mountains|
in the background. 75 Apache warriors leaped off the mountain
to their death escaping capture from the military.
|Possibly a restaurant, or hotel, or another type of business.|
|Sign hanging on the above building.|
|An abandoned baseball field.|
|Another abandoned business.|
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