Our first stop was the Apache Trail welcome center we received our information on where to go and what stops are best to see and look at. The legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine centers around the Superstition Mountains. According to the legend Jacob Waitz discovered gold and on his deathbed revealed the location to his boarding house owner Julia Thomas who was taking care of him. People believe that the gold was never found and some still believe that the gold is located somewhere in the mountain. Some Apaches believe that there is a hole leading down into the lower world that is located in the Superstition Mountains.
There are lots of hiking trails on and around the mountain but since I wasn't feeling 100% we decided to just do the drive. Next time we get back to Phoenix we are definitely going to make our way back to this location to get in some of these hikes.