Western Foothills Hike

Apache Junction, Arizona

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This hike wanders along the base of the Superstition Mountains’ western escarpment, using the Crosscut and Siphon Draw Trails, and offers some amazing views. Towering cliffs rise up from the desert slopes to the east, forming the famous skyline visible from Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and the other eastern cities in the greater Phoenix area. As Superstition hikes go, this is an easy one. surface: Dirt and rocks.

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"This hike wanders along the base of the Superstition Mountains’ western escarpment, using the Crosscut and Siphon Draw Trails, and offers some amazing views.

Towering cliffs rise up from the desert slopes to the east, forming the famous skyline visible from Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and the other eastern cities in the greater Phoenix area. As Superstition hikes go, this is an easy one. surface: Dirt and rocks."

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Apache Junction
Distance: 8.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Fall through spring
Local Contacts: Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Goldfield
Driving Directions: Directions to Western Foothills Hike

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May 2018