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Old 05-28-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona

I was finally able to get a campsite at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, AZ last weekend (May 21, 2011). They have added some electrical and water hookup to many of their campsites in recent history. The sites are good sized and great views of the Superstition Mountains too. The price there is $25 a night with hookups, or $15 without. The restrooms and showers were also nice and clean too. The hiking is great there with several trails of various difficulty. I chose to hike the Siphon Draw and then to continue up to the top of the Flat Iron. The view from the top is 360 degree and one can see into Phoenix and the surrounding area. It certainly was a difficult climb of smooth rock, lots of large rocks and gravel, and STEEP! There is an elevation change of over 2,000 feet, with the elevation at the top of 4,861. It is a six mile roundrtip hike from the campground and took me about six hours including water/rest stops and several snacks plus some time at the top. The little black flies were terrible on most of the hike. They don't bite, but would get into ones eye, nose, and ears (and of course I left my bug spay in the camper). Anyway, if anyone gets the opportunity, it is a great place to stay and hike. A coveat though, it is a snowbird paradise in winter and campsites are DIFFICULT if not impossible to get. The rangers had said that they may be going to a reservation system in the future. Here are some pictures of my adventure...enjoy!
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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And here are some sunset pictures from that campout....gotta love our Arizona sunsets!
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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Sorry it took you so long to get there, and I know you'll want to go back! I have fond memories of hiking up the Siphon Draw Trail in 1987 with my (about 70 year old) father and my 6 year old son. Made it back in 2005 and hiked it again alone, remembering Dad who passed away in '94 at his new home in Gold Canyon.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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Made me think of a campground out in the boonies near Congress, AZ inhabited mostly by miners called the Lost Dutchman. It's near an Escapee park we stay at in Congress surrounded by dirt roads. Love it out there.

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Old 05-29-2011, 06:49 AM   #5
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I used to live within a few miles of Lost Dutchman Park and would go there just to hang out and do some hiking, geocaching and solitude.....That Superstition Mt is one of the most beautiful i've seen..... while you where there you should have taken the 24 mile "Apache Trail" out to "Roosevelt Lake" I guarantee you won't forget that ride.... stop at "Tortilla Flats" on the way.
Beautiful Area..........
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