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The Superstition Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona

 
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Distance from city center: 11.2mi
erato's pictureby erato Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 18th of January, 2010
The Superstition Mountain in Arizona, east of Phoenix was created 29 million years ago and it is the main character of many ancient Native American and more modern legends.

Several tribes have different myths about the mountain, according to the Pima and Apache beliefs, the mountain is the home of evil spirits that make the loud rumbling noise that is coming from the mountain. The Pima Indians do not cross the mountain.

There are several modern legends about the gold of the Aztecs, a lost gold mine and other sources of wealth in the mountain.

The mountain itself is very beautiful and picturesque. You can climb it and admire the Indian petroglyphs (drawings on the stone). There are very many and they depict scenes from the life of the Indian tribes, it's fascinating. You can easily visit from there the nearby ghost towns and Western museums.

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