North and west of the small city of Globe is an incredible variety of country, ranging from Sonoran desert to pine-forested mountains. The Four Peaks, Superstition, Sierra Ancha, Salome, and Salt River Canyon Wildernesses provide backcountry opportunities for hikers and river runners. Miles of forest roads and trails outside the wildernesses offer some great mountain biking. Several large lakes on the Salt River are very popular with boaters and anglers. The largest of these, Theodore Roosevelt Lake, was the first federal reclamation project in the West.
Just outside the town of Superior, you’ll find Boyce Thompson Arboretum, a popular birding destination with a variety of habitats. The wildflower displays are exquisite here, and the Arboretum provides a special picnic area. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Rose Creek, Indian Point, Cholla, Burnt Corral, Windy Hill, Schoolhouse, Devils Canyon, Oak Flat, Pinal, Pioneer Pass, Sulphide del Rey, Jones Water.
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