Situated at the base of the Superstition Mountains, the boomtown of Goldfield is located 4½ miles North of Apache Junction off of Mammoth Mine Road. With the discovery of mines in 1892, Goldfield became a booming community boasting a population of 5 thousand people, 3 saloons, boarding houses, a hotel and a general store. There were 50 working mines in the district. The legendary Lost Dutchman Mine has never been rediscovered, but the Superstition Mountains draw adventurers seeking lost gold as well as recreational riches.
Today, Goldfield offers an interesting guided tour of a reconstructed section of the Old Mammoth Mine and hosts several unique shops, a steakhouse & saloon, narro gauge railway and the Goldfield Museum.
The town is open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
photo by Ken Seratt
Woodbury Fire 2019 July 1, 2019: The Woodbury Fire was reported to the Tonto National Forest on June 8, Saturday afternoon. Located approximately five miles northwest of Superior, Arizona, the fire was burning in steep, rugged, remote terrain in and near the Superstition Wilderness. The fire continued to burn actively during the day and through the evening. A closure order was implemented until August 31, 2019 or until rescinded, whichever occurred first. State Route 88 is closed from just past Tortilla Flats to State Highway 188 at Theodore Roosevelt Dam. SR 88 will remain closed until all safety concerns have been addressed. Apache Lake will remain closed as long as 88 is closed.