Our campground is just minutes away from many area attractions. Use our KOA as your basecamp to take in all the sights our area has to offer!
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!
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
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
Recreational shopping with local flair! Free parking & Admission. Live Music, too! Open year round. Only 10 minutes from our campground. www.mesamarket.com
Open year round. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM. Organized tours and group discount rates are also available. For up-to-date information please call 1-602-644-2230.
The largest masonry dam in the world forms Roosevelt Lake. The lake is the site of world champion bass fishing tournaments and was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. Located 55 miles away.
Half Day Box Canyon Guided ATV Adventures. The Sonoran Desert-Box Canyon Tour. Situated about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, this tour takes you to the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Our 37 mile loop follows abandoned mining trails from the late 1800's through giant Saguaro and Ocotillo cactus. Stop at an old gold mining camp, see ancient Indian rock art, and discover a stagecoach depot at the bottom of the Box Canyon. The canyon itself is seven miles long and, at many points, only 10 fee wide with cliff faces reaching nearly 900 fee high. Call for Reservations and directions. Phone 800-242-6335 Web site: www.azatvfun.com
Open daily April 15 through September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and September 16 through April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call 1-602-830-4540.
Find anything for your family. A shopping center with shops like Dillard's, JCPenney, Robinsons-May, Mervyn's, Sears, and over 150 of your favorite stores, cinemas and eateries. Open Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also can visit them at www.westcor.com .
Just 81 miles (130 Km) from the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff also offers many other remarkable sights and experiences. Among them are the red rocks of Sedona, Meteor Crater, the San Francisco Peaks, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater, and numerous Native American communities including those of the Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation.
Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden is a unique destination for discovering the wonders of the Sonoran Desert. The Garden is home to the world's finest and most diverse collection of succulent plants. Discover saguaros, prickly pears, agaves and desert wildflowers. Enjoy guided and self-guided tours, demonstrations, and seasonal exhibits.
Experience one of the 50 must-see wonders of the world. Guided tours take you inside the world's largest living science center dedicated to exploring the environment, the future, and our planet. Biosphere 2 is located on Oracle Road (Hwy 77) at Mile Post 96.5, 20 minutes north of Tucson and 90 minutes south of Phoenix.
Sprawling across 392 acres and home to thousands of unusual plant and animal species, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum is far from a standard classroom. Here, people learn through exploration rather than through textbooks; they're able to smell the plants they study and ask native squirrels for direct quotes about soil quality. Jaunts though the park cover a range of terrain. Butting up against the northern face of the Picketpost Mountain, the park encompasses canyons, hills, and trails carefully landscaped to duplicate arid environments from around the globe. The cactus garden features plants both sinuous and spiny, creating a vast collection of shapes and textures nestled into the dusty red landscape.