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Apache Junction is located on the eastern rim of the Phoenix metropolitan area, near the foot of the scenic Superstition Mountains.  The community is easily accessible by U.S. 60, the Superstition Freeway. Its climate and proximity to outstanding recreational and historical areas draws over 40,000 winter visitors and retirees annually.  The Apache Junction Unified School District is one of the area’s greatest assets boasting a high school, one junior high school, and four elementary schools. All have aggressive education programs to maintain scholastic excellence for the community’s nearly 5,000 students. There are Charter schools as an alternative to public education. Central Arizona College’s local campus offers vocational credit classes, GED preparation, continuing education courses, and a career-counseling center.  Each year the city welcomes approximately 35,000 additional seasonal residents, which increases the population from mid-October to mid-April to over 70,000 people who call Apache Junction home.

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Apache Junction Superstition Mountains

The Superstitions, with trails that’ll take you back in time, are said to hold gold and is the soul of Apache Junction.  A variety of life styles are offered in Apache Junction, including western rural acreage, urban single-family residential neighborhoods, adult- only retirement clusters and mixed age-group living areas.

You can take a mine tour and pan for gold along the Apache Trail.  The Goldfield Ghost Town, a recreated boomtown that’s fun for the whole family offers many things to do. You can ride Arizona’s only narrow-gauge railroad, visit the Superstition Mountain Museum, catch a mock gun fight and take a ride on the Superstition Zip line.

As locals, we call these mountains southeast of Phoenix the “Supes.” The iconic mountain range is home to some of state’s most photographed trails.  These include, Weavers Needle, The Peralta Canyon, and the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. As legend goes, an immigrant revealed he had discovered gold in the Superstition Mountains, on his deathbed. Gold has been unearthed in the region, but none has been verified as his.

But it’s gold of another kind – celebrated Sonoran Desert sunrises and sunsets – that draw most visitors. This is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts thanks to the wide-open vistas and lush desert vegetation that is especially gorgeous in spring when the cacti and wildflowers are in bloom.

Whether you’re hiking, horseback riding, or off-roading, you’ll want to continue on to Tortilla Flat. Once a stage stop, today the cantina serves a mean bowl of chili.

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