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The Majestic Superstition Mountain

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Superstition Mountain is a huge mountain located on the Northeastern side of Phoenix. It’s grand and majestic, especially if you see it from afar. As clouds hover above it, I’m not sure if it’s black or brown or something reddish. As soon as you’re out of the Highway 88, you’ll be heading towards Superstition Mountain that’s so beautiful you can’t ignore its magnificence. It’s like the mountain itself is calling you towards its direction and you can’t help but obey to its tempting invitation.

Superstition Mountain plays a significant role in the legend of The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. Nobody knows if it’s a true tale of history or partly a legend that people are obsessed about. According to this legend, a German miner has discovered loads of gold in the surrounding area which he only revealed at his deathbed to his carer. There are REAL gold mines around Superstition Mountain but no one could ever verify if these are the actual gold mines that the German guy was talking about. When you visit Goldfield Ghost Town, I’d highly recommend you to take the Gold Mine Tour which will take you down to where excavations were made.

Start your discovery of Superstition Mountain by first visiting the Superstition Mountain Museum located at the Apache Trail, right beside the Apacheland Movie Ranch. See it for yourself and find out if the legend is true or not.

The view of the Superstition Mountain from the street is visually stunning! 

Superstition Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.

Inside the Apacheland, you’ll see old remains of properties and structures used in the filming of western movies.  

Superstition Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.

In the Bunkhouse, you’ll see the black and white photos of Hollywood greats who used Superstition Mountain as a background and location in their films. 

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

The Saloon still looks the same. 

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

This is the jailhouse. The painted billboard atop is, of course, associated with Wells Fargo.  

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Do you know that Elvis Presley once shot a movie here, called Charro

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

There’s a chapel here named after the Rock N’ Roll legend. And yes, you can get married here, too. 

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

This is the historic Mining Camp Restaurant. 

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

It’s right at the base of Superstition Mountain. 

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

The view of the Goldfield Ghost Town and the Superstition Mountain from a slow-chugging train. 

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona.

INFORMATION:
Superstition Mountain / Lost Dutchman Museum
Address: 4087 N. Apache Trail on Highway 88 “The Apache Trail”
3.5 miles NE of Apache Junction
Open daily, 9-4pm.

If you can find the museum, you’ll find the Apacheland Movie Ranch, too.

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