Published April, 2018
By Sue Lewin, photo by Jack Olson
Spring in Gold in Gold Canyon
Plenty to see and do in Gold Canyon
There is plenty to see and do in spring in Gold Canyon for visitors and locals alike. Situated at the feet of the Superstition Mountains, the unincorporated Pinal County community of Gold Canyon provides stunning views of the Superstition Mountains and close proximity to the Superstition Wilderness area, Gold Canyon is a great place for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, photography, birding and wildlife watching, and off-road vehicle use. Trails may be accessed from the Peralta Trailhead off Peralta Road or from nearby Lost Dutchman State Park. For information on area trails, visit /www.fs.usda.gov/tonto. The Superstition Wilderness area also features the Apache Lake Marina and Resort, which provides year-round opportunities for boating, fishing, water skiing, and other activities.
The community also features a number of nice golf courses, restaurants, and specialty businesses. Although Flaire! will be closing for the season at the end of April, fans of the boutique can get their Flaire! fix year-round at the Pinetop store, located at 1684 E. White Mountain Blvd. Boutique fans will be happy to know that The Mercantile at Superstition Mountain will reopen on May 1 at its new location at 6140 S. Kings Ranch Road. And, if you’re interested in improving your health and appearance, you’ll find CJ Miller and her NutritionScience.life team year-round at 6589 S. Kings Ranch Road, Suite 104.
Visitors and locals alike will enjoy the variety of attractions within a short drive from Gold Canyon, including the Superstition Mountain Museum, Goldfield Ghost Town, Dolly Steamboat, Tortilla Flat, Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Historic Downtown Superior, with its unique shops, restaurants and galleries, is also a fun day trip from Gold Canyon.