Apache Junction, home to the imposing Superstition Mountains, is a place that is filled with adventure and grandeur. Local events run all year round, from the Renaissance Festival in February to the Festival of the Superstitions in October.
It takes more than a day to do everything Apache Junction has to offer!
Explore the intriguing history of the area by visiting the museums, prehistoric Native American ruins and a century-old stagecoach stop. At the ghost town, try your hand at panning for gold or take a ride through the desert on a narrow gauge railroad, and remember to take home some prickly pear fudge!
Hike mountain trails or book an off-road jeep tour. Catch the cowboy spirit on a horseback adventure. Fish a desert lake or float through narrow canyons on a steamboat. For dinner, loosen your belts at the old Mining Camp Restaurant or enjoy a Branson-style stage and dinner show. Stay and Play in Mother Nature’s Theme Park!
Here are a few things to do in Apache Junction for the adventurous person to enjoy! And, all of these things to do are only a short distance away from Campground USA! We truly do have a great location!
Just Minutes Away
• Art Galleries • Baseball Spring Training • Chuckwagon Dinners • Churches and Temples • Cowboy Dinner Shows • Dog Races • Fiesta Bowl- Fiesta Bowl Parade •
• Flea Markets • Ghost Towns • Golf Courses • Grand Prix Formula One • Horse Back Riding • Indian Reservations • Medical Centers • Lakes Mine Tours • Museums •
• Nascar Races • Professional Sports (i.e. NFL Arizona Cardinals – NBA Phoenix Suns – MLB Arizona Diamondbacks) • Rockhounding • Rodeos •
• Restaurants • River Tubing • Shopping • Theater • Tennis • Pickle Ball • Universities • Watersports • Zoo • Aquarium •
Hiking at Silly Mountain – less than 3 minutes away from Campground USA. There are lots of trail options for the entire family and skill levels hikers of all kind.
Lost Dutchman State Park – 10 minutes away at Lost Dutchman State Park you will find many hiking trails including Siphon Draw, Treasure Loop & Superstition Peak
Barleen’s Dinner Show – We are located just behind Barleen’s Dinner Show. Spend a night enjoying a great meal and a superb show! Open November through April. For reservations please call 1-602-982-7991. https://www.barleensdinnershow.com/
Like to go horse back riding? We are just 10 minutes away from the OK Corral!
Whether you’re an experienced equestrian or a tenderfoot here to experience riding for the first time, the OK Corral has exceptional horses, excellent guides and the areas scenic trails will provide you with an amazing Arizona riding experience.
Trail Riding – Some enjoy the other kind of trail riding, 4 wheeling or Jeeping, and Apache Junction delivers! And, of course we do have the original Apache Trail starting right here in Apache Junction. Take your own vehicle or you can find many tour companies where you can rent one for yourself or join a tour group.The Apache Trail is a 40-mile scenic byway through the rugged Superstition Mountains just on the outskirts of Phoenix. This historical, mostly dirt trail winds through some pretty epic scenery, making it a must-do for everyone visiting the area.The trail begins in Apache Junction. There are plenty of interesting stops in this area, like the Lost Dutchman State Park (with trails aplenty like the Siphon Draw to Flat Iron trail) and Goldfield Ghost Town. The trail also winds along three reservoir lakes, Canyon Lake, Apache Lake, and finally ending at Roosevelt Lake.
The start of the trail is paved and doesn’t turn into a dirt trail until milepost 213 at Tortilla Flat, an old mining camp now turned tourist attraction. Tortilla Flat was once a hotspot in the mid-1800s for prospectors hoping to find gold in the Superstition Mountains. Once the Roosevelt Dam was constructed in 1911, it turned into a tourist spot with visitors like Teddy Roosevelt, Clark Gable, and John Wayne stopping by.
Apache Trail Tours is the oldest tour company at the gateway of the Superstitions and Apache Trail. 480-982-7661, https://apachetrailtours.com/
Superstition Mountain Museum -The Superstition Mountain Museum lies in the foothills at the southwest end of the awe inspiring Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, only minutes from our resort.
Visit Goldfield Ghost Town – This ghost town of Apache Junction gives you the opportunity to pan for your own gold, and then gives you a ride atop its sole narrow gauge train. You’d even be able to witness what it would be like to be caught in the middle of a gunfight, in true Old West style. The mining town has been reconstructed to give you the best theatrical experience, with activities to cater for every age in a family. Stop over at the saloon for lunch before you head on to your next destination in Apache Junction.
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet – Recreational shopping with local flair! Free parking & Admission. Live Music, too! Open year round. Only 10 minutes from Campground USA. www.mesamarket.com, located at Signal Butte & Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85119