Teddy Roosevelt called the Superstition Mountains "the most beautiful panorama nature has created."

Teddy Roosevelt called the Superstition Mountains "the most beautiful panorama nature has created". You'll see, not far from the Mesa/Apache Junction KOA, where giant saguaro cacti rise from the Sonoran Desert floor against a backdrop of craggy granite ramparts. Drive the 145-mile Apache Trail loop, resplendent with deep canyons, rugged trails and pristine lakes. Also nearby, climb a short path up to ancient cliff-dweller Indian ruins at Tonto National Monument. Explore with off-road jeep tours or guided horseback rides into the foothills. Phoenix is 30 miles west of the campground, with great restaurants, museums and a choice of Major League Baseball spring training games. A heated pool, a hot tub, assorted games and fine hospitality await at KOA. Savor them as the sun sets over the mountains. Pool: Open all year. Max pull thru: 65 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Propane ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

The Apache Trail

A rich vein of history runs through this region. The Apache Trail once served as a stage coach and freight wagon route from Mesa to Globe. Indians, cowboys and miners have all roamed the mysterious Superstition Mountains. Jacob Waltz's Lost Dutchman Mine is still waiting to be discovered in a hidden canyon.

Today, the Apache Trail remains a treasure chest of adventure. Discover here a most fascinating ecosystem. Experience the breathtaking canyons, desert lakes, towering saguaro cacti and desert wildflowers. Keep a sharp lookout for desert bighorn sheep, coyotes, and rattlesnakes.

It takes more than a day to do Apache Junction
Explore the intriguing history of the area by visiting the museums, prehistoric Native American ruins and a century-old stagecoach stop. At the ghost town, try your hand at panning for gold or take a ride through the desert on a narrow gauge railroad, and remember to take home some prickly pear fudge!

Hike mountain trails or book an off-road jeep tour. Catch the cowboy spirit on a horseback adventure. Fish a desert lake or float through narrow canyons on a steamboat. For dinner, loosen your belts at the old Mining Camp Restaurant or enjoy a Branson-style stage and dinner show. Stay and Play in Mother Nature's Theme Park!


Goldfield Ghost Town - The Valley's Only Authentic Ghost Town

Enjoy over 20 Goldfield Shops, Exhibits & Attractions from the Old West. Tour the famous Goldfield Mine, take the family for a Narrated Scenic Ride on Arizona's Only Operatin' Narrow Gauge Railroad. Treat the Family to Fancy Vittles at the Mammoth Steakhouse & Evening Entertainment in our 1890's Saloon. Located in the Shadow of the Legendary Supersition Mountains. Goldfield Ghost Town features: Rock Shop, Old Tyme Photos, Ice Cream Parlor, General Store, Gourmet Shop, Fudge Shop, Exotic Cactus Shop, Baked Goods, Western Wear, Live Reptile Exhibit, Steakhouse & Saloon, Blacksmith, Gold Panning, Goldfield Museum, Old West Shooting Gallery. Phone 480-983-0333
Web Site: www.goldfieldghosttown.com


Superstition Zipline

Let us take you on a breathtaking journey...The Valley's Newest Attraction at Goldfield Ghost Town. The Superstition Mountain has a new experience to add to the mystery, history, and wild abandonment, that legend holds those daring enough to ride. Descend from above the desert and amongst these mountain tops changed forever. Perched 115 feet in the air this non-extreme, partner-paired zipline, hoists and sends you soaring across the Superstition Mountain range at over 30 miles per hour. This family friendly attraction will have you darting through the desert sky while taking in a birds-eye view of all the surroundings. Phone 480-982-0075. Web site: SuperstitionZipline.com


Tortilla Flat, Arizona

18 miles NE of Apache Junction on Hwy 88.


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