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These mountains were named for the many legends that surround them. The Lost Dutchman State Park gold mine lies somewhere in these mountains. Whether this mine really exists is uncertain but many have and still do search for it.

The giant monolith, Superstition Mountain, rises to the height of 3,000 feet above the surrounding desert floor and dominates the eastern fringe of the Salt River Valley. The Superstition Wilderness Area, of which Superstition Mountain is part, contains some 242 square miles, or 159,780 acres, of Arizona's rugged desert mountain terrain. Mountain peaks tower 6,000 feet above sea level and deep canyon dissect this vast wilderness region. The region includes a wide-range of plants and animals that are native to the Sonoran Desert. Plants range from the giant Saguaro cactus to the stately Ponderosa pine. Mule deer, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, a variety of birds, reptiles and amphibians live in this fragile desert eco-system.

Location: Apache Junction Arizona

(Scottsdale) Ancala Country Club
(Cave Creek) Animal Hospital at Tatum Ranch
(Apache Junction) Apache Trail
(Phoenix) Arizona Exposition & State Fair
(Tempe) Big Surf
(Mesa) Buckhorn Wildlife Museum and Bathhouse

12/11 Coming to The Apache Junction area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be: Kids activities, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Bed races, Concert (Saturday night), Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.