The communities of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon offer an unbelievable variety of outdoor activities. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, visitors can golf, mountain bike, jog, hike, camp, horseback ride, swim, boat or explore the Superstition Mountain wilderness along the historic Apache Trail. You’ll see breathtaking canyons and mountain vistas, towering saguaro cacti, desert wildflowers in the spring, and wildlife of all kinds.

With over a dozen GOLF courses to choose from in the area, visitors can play golf at some of the top-rated public courses in Arizona. Gold Canyon, Superstition Mountain, and the City of Apache Junction are home to some of Arizona’s premier golf courses for the ultimate golfing experience.

Whether you ride the trails on a mountain bike or the paths along the streets, Arizona is a bike-friendly community and welcomes riders of all skill levels. The East Valley is full of BIKING opportunities and we welcome you to visit the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce for maps of all the popular biking spots.

HIKERS AND RUNNERS come from all over the country to experience the abundance of trails in and around the Superstition and Usery Mountains. With nearly 10 miles of trails, Lost Dutchman State Park is a great family-fun spot; spend the day or CAMP overnight in their 134-space campground. Apache Junction is host to the Lost Dutchman Marathon each February, where runners enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the streets of the community along their run. LDM has been voted one of the top ten small marathons in the country.

In addition to our mountain activities, the City of Apache Junction boasts one of the best rated PARKS AND RECREATION Departments in Arizona. With a full schedule of activities for adults and children, the department oversees Prospector Park, Flatiron Community Park, Complex Park, Veterans’ Memorial Park, Little League Complex, Silly Mountain Park, Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, Apache Junction Skate Park, and Rodeo Park Event Center.

Complete your outdoor wilderness experience with a horseback camp-out complete with breakfast and dinner cookouts. Bring your horse out to one of the many equestrian trails or call one of our local stables such as, OK Corral or Superstition Trail Rides, to book a HORSEBACK RIDING trip.

CANYON AND SAGUARO LAKES are just two of many lakes formed by damming sections of the Salt River. They are only minutes away from Apache Junction and Gold Canyon and offer all forms of water sports – boating, swimming, fishing, sailing, skiing and even a scenic boat tour on either the Dolly Steamboat or Desert Belle.


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Apache Gold Casino Resort
5 Miles east of Globe on Hwy 70
(800) 272-2438
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
6100 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
(480) 982-9449
Mountain Brook Golf Course
5783 S Mountainbrook Drive, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
(480) 671-1000
Sunland Springs Golf Club
11061 E Medina Ave, Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 984-4209
Superstition Springs Golf Club
6130 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 985-5622
Talking Stick Resort
9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 850-7777
Canyon Lake Marina
16802 NE Hwy 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ
 (480) 288-9233
Saguaro Lake

N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215

Theodore Roosevelt Lake

AZ Hwy 188, Roosevelt, AZ 85545

Lost Dutchman State Park
6109 N Apache Trail
 (480) 982-4485
 Prospector Park
3015 N Idaho
Flatiron Community Park

100 N Apache Trail

Multi Generation Center 1035 N Idaho Road (480) 474-5240
Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center 1091 E Southern Ave (480) 983-2181
Barleen’s Arizona Opry 2275 Old West Hwy
Horizon Health & Wellness  Community Garden 625 N Plaza Drive (480) 983-0065
OK Corral Horseback Riding  2655 E. Whiteley (480) 982-4040
Arizona Speedway 47346 S. Ironwood Dr (480) 926-6688
Showtune Productions 3664 N Desert Oasis, Mesa, AZ (480) 980-4487
Apache Trail Tours 4650 N Mammoth Mine Rd, (480) 982-7661
Desert Belle Saguaro Lake Tours 14000 Bush Hwy (480) 984-2425
Dolly Steamboat  16802 Northeast Highway 88 (480) 827-9144
Tour West America 4446 E. University Dr. #113 (480) 854-2222
Canyon State Aero LLC 4855 E Falcon Dr. Mesa, AZ (480)302-1680
Arizona Renaissance Festival  12601 E. US Hwy 60 (520) 463-2600
37615 E. US Hwy 60 (520) 689-2723