This 160,200-acre wilderness offers some of the best hiking in the Southwest. Interconnecting trails allow multiple loop possibilities. Backpacking is the best way to experience the wilderness because of its size and diversity, though day hikes are also fun. Equestrians can ride most of the trails. Elevations range from about 2,000 feet in the western margins to more than 6,000 feet in the eastern uplands. Spring and autumn have the best weather; avoid the extreme heat of summer and the chance of cold rain or snow in winter. Be sure to carry plenty of water, and check beforehand if relying on natural sources. Trailheads ring the wilderness—the ones closest to Phoenix are the most heavily used.

 
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Address:
About 40 miles east of Phoenix
Mesa Ranger District, 5140 E. Ingram St.
Mesa, Arizona 85205
Parking: Always open


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 480-610-3300
Fax: 480-610-3346
Neighborhood: Superstition Mountains
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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