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Sawtooth Ridge is in the eastern end of the Superstition Mountains, Arizona.

   Sawtooth Ridge (here at 5046 feet elevation, 1538 meters) is one of the higher peaks in the eastern Superstition Mountains.
   This end of the range is more wooded than the western end, as it is generally higher, and gets more precipitation.  It is also less visited, with fewer access points and trails.
   The geology in this part of the Superstition Wilderness is also more complicated than that of the western end, where age volcanic rocks predominate.  Here, the landscape is a jumbled mix of and rocks, as well as some of the Tertiary volcanics, mainly and .
   This view of the mountains is from the Bull Basin area, looking roughly west.

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Is the lure of Lost Gold is stronger than the lure of Found Gold?
More than one thinks so.

Gold Dust

Herein lies the Lost Dutchman's Gold -- the Superstition Wilderness.

One Piece at a Time

Weaver's Needle, in the Superstition Mtns of Arizona.

  Somewhere in the shadow of Weaver's Needle, in the Superstition Mountains, lies the Lost Dutchman's Gold.
  How did it get there?  The Needle, I mean.

If you think times here today are crazy, violent, and dangerous, read this and count your blessings.

Tuff Times

Battleship Mountain, in Central Arizona.

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   See the GeoHistory page if you want to know more about why the landscape looks the way it does, or return to the map of "The Superstition Mountains" for more view locations.
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  There are currently three other scenic views in this sequence:
  - a colorful view of the West Fork of Pinto Creek area
  - some of the more barren landscape of the eastern Superstitions
  - looking east out of the Wilderness Area, at some of the copper mine dumps
  There are many other scenic views around the Apache Junction and Globe areas, accessible from the map.

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