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Superstition Peak 5057 from Lost Dutchman, AZ

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 15.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,082 feet
Elevation Gain 2,965 feet
Accumulated Gain 5,900 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 7-10 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 44.8
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Superstition 5057 via Siphon Draw Az
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Nov, Oct
Sun  6:13am - 6:24pm
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  • 2018 Lost Dutchman SP Info
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    2018 Lost Dutchman SP Map
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Superstition Peak 5057 from Lost Dutchman
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In anticipation of some interesting weather, we headed out on the spine of the superstitions hoping to encounter a little rain, clouds, and maybe some snow.

It was a great day to be out but the weather only provided a few periods of light rain. No snow, and we were off the spine before the most dramatic clouds of the day socked in. Oh well. It was a great day to be up there. I really enjoy seeing these places when they're not clear and sunny. You can find that pretty much any time you want!

I always enjoy this one, and as usual, it kicked my butt. It was nice to finally put a face to the superstitionguy avatar who helped us out with the shuttle. Thanks!

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2018 Day Use Fees range from $2–$30

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To Siphon Draw Trailhead
From Mesa follow Highway 60 East to Idaho Road. Turn North onto Idaho Road which is SR88 and follow North 2.2 miles. SR88 bends right just past Scenic St. and Idaho continues North. Be sure to go right and stay on SR88. Follow SR88 4.9 miles to the Lost Dutchman State Park. Turn right into the park. Pay the fee then follow the signs to the trailhead.

Free Alternative:
Utilize the Crosscut Trailhead 0.7 mi in on FR78. It is 2 miles on Jacobs Trail #58 to the junction with Siphon Draw #53. Which is 0.85 mi into #53.
2.00 - 0.85 = 1.15 mi extra each way

Mining Camp
This former free access point is now private as of Dec 2016.
2017 - cancel christmas, closed

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 41.3 mi - about 52 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 134 mi - about 2 hours 9 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 186 mi - about 2 hours 56 mins
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