Superstition Mountain (elevation 5057 feet, 1541 meters)
towers above Apache Junction and Mesa in this southeasterly looking view
from high in the Usery Mountains. The mountain also shares the name
"Superstition" with the range of which it forms the western end. Legendary
in the lore of the American Southwest, somewhere near this peak lie the riches of the Lost
The Superstition Mountains were mostly created from immense layers of
age volcanic ash, a rock which is essentially barren of gold and other metallic
minerals. That fact only adds to the mystery of the mythical mine.
It remains a wilderness of surrealistic rock formations, exotic cacti, and
twisting canyons -- one of metro Phoenix's most scenic hiking areas.