What’s wrong with getting away from thinking outside the box when selecting an outdoor adventure? Not a thing! Outdoor adventures in the Valley really run the gamut, but the most picturesque and exciting things to do lie just outside of Phoenix in Apache Junction!
Apache Junction is a great spot for outdoor adventures and provides almost immediate access to the desert. The views are geologically breathtaking and include inspiring desert terrain with a backdrop of the Superstition Mountains with Apache Junction lying right at the mountains base.Apache Trail Tours offers 4x4 off-road desert tours and tours that crest near the peaks of Superstition Mountain. Guided hikes are also offered by Apache Trail Tours. There are other tour packages that include gold panning adventures, western cookouts and horseback riding, etc. All of these tours provide a true Western experience and allow you to experience the natural beauty of the Arizona desert.
Some independent adventure seekers may prefer planning their own hikes, e.g., hiking the Wind Cave Trail, a 3.2 mile out-and-back trail, said to be an awesome experience with nature discoveries, unbelievable views and relatively easy climbing. In fact, the trail is pretty easy to navigate, even for smaller children and pets. Apache Junction is a great Arizona destination for travelers who seek rugged outdoor adventures. It's also great for visitors seeking the rugged wilderness by day but longing to get back to “the inn” (whether an RV, trailer campground or hotel) for a tasty Western meal and a fluffy pillow on which to rest a weary head. For the golfing enthusiast, Apache Junction has the pick of a classic desert layout that is a favorite among golfers. Check out Apache Creek Golf Club, or play at Superstition Mountain Club, which continually receives rave reviews from golfers.
Apache Junction boast a very warm climate, so packing sunscreen, sun hats and sun protective clothing are essentials, not options, for adventurists and enthusiasts alike. Good hydration is important, as well, and water consumption should be frequent. For a complete guide to the city and special events, please visit www.apachejunction.com.