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“Impressive trails”

Lost Dutchman State Park
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$134.99*
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Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the year's rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. New for 2014! A four mile Mountain Bike Loop Trail has opened at the park -- this is a great way to enjoy the park's beauty! The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The visitor center sells maps and other publications. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Impressive trails”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I got to the park about 9 a.m.--a little later than I hoped--and spent about two hours for the 2.5 mile Treasure Loop Trail and taking many photos. I was grateful I wore good hiking shoes and a sun hat and had a Camelbak full of cool water. The volunteer at the entrance offered friendly suggestions, which I appreciated. The Native Plant Trail offers a great introduction to the abundant greenery of this part of the desert. The Cholla Day Use Area parking area provided clean restrooms and shaded picnic tables. For someone unfamiliar with this part of the country, this out-of-the-way park offered an ideal sampler.

Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Beautiful in spring !”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

It is a lovely get away from the city - great trails, and in spring lovely wildflowers. Never tire of the place !

Visited April 2012
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Tempe, Arizona
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15 reviews
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“Where love lies waiting”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Enchanting park at the base of the fortress of rock known as the Superstition Mountains. Great views, nice hikes, and loads of interesting plant-life. A short drive from Phoenix helps make this a gem of a park

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23 reviews
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“Beautiful vistas”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This state park sits at the base of the stunning Superstition Mountains. Short hikes or long hikes start from the campground/parking lot. Sunsets from here are spectacular. Seems like you are far away from the city, but there's probably a Wal-Mart within 15 minutes.

Visited September 2011
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Mesa, AZ
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“great for scenery, flora and fauna”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Good stop when taking the Apache Trail or as destination in itself in cooler months. Even the views around the entrance and parking lot are worth a stop and a few photos. Plants are labeled, but a pronunciation guide might be helpful. For instance, saguaro is sa wah' ro; cholla is choy' a; and ocotillo is o co tee' yo.

Visited September 2011
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