Lost Dutchman State Park

Greater Phoenix

Located 40 miles east of Phoenix, leading into the snaggle-toothed Superstition Mountains, this 320-acre state park is popular with day-trippers and campers alike. There are a number of short hikes (from 0.5 to 5.8 miles) and campsites and cabins are available. The park's name comes from a legendary lost gold mine, actually worked by a German, somewhere in the area.

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