Looking northeast from a high spot along Saguaro
Lake, near Apache Junction, Arizona, you can see Four Peaks in the
background, along the skyline. If you notice that this mountain can be seen in many
of the photos on our interactive Superstition
Mountains Map, that is because it is the most prominent summit in the region.
The more nearby rocks on the other side of the lake are
on the left, and on the right, age volcanic rocks left over
from cataclysmic explosions of massive volcanic several miles to the southeast.
Four Peaks (elevation 7657 feet; 2334 meters) can also be seen from many
places in Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale. The peaks are made of
resting upon , and are the source of Four Peaks Amethyst, a vivid purple, natural precious
stone. The mine is located just below the
meeting of the two highest points of the mountain.