Apache Junction, Arizona, in Pinal county, is situated east of Mesa and Phoenix on the edge of the valley. It's proximity to Tonto National Forest and the Superstition Mountains, along with over 320 days of sunshine per year, make it an ideal location to enjoy a host of outdoor activities. Approximately 42,000 citizens call A.J. home with another 35,000 'Snowbirds' residing from mid-October to mid-April.
Named for the junction of Highway 60 and the Apache Trail, A.J. has a rich and colorful history. Hundreds of years ago, Native Americans used the 'Apache Trail' migrating from summer to winter camps. Conquistadors explored the area in the 16th century and gold discoveries brought miners in the late 1800's. Many today still seek the 'Lost Dutchman' mine in the Superstitions.
Despite significant growth, A.J. still has that down-home western character while enjoying both access to metropolitan amenities and the great outdoors.
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|Hiking - Usery Mountain Regional Park||Hiking - Lost Dutchman State Park|
|Scenic Drive - Apache Trail||Tortilla Flats|
|Canyon Lake||Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake|
|Lost Dutchman Days||Horseback rides - OK Corral|
|Boyce Thompson Arboretum||Shooting - Rio Salado Sportsman Club|
|Apache Creek Golf Club||Model aircraft - Superstition Air Park|
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