Dawn in the Goldfields; Arizona, May 19, 2015 GPS Map

A hill on the Apache Trail highway between miles 204 and 205 is a favorite picture spot. It isn’t very high, but the view from the top is unobstructed as it overlooks Willow Springs Canyon and the central Goldfields. The hill is steep, especially near the top, with loose rocks.

Left home while it was dark, so I would be there to catch the sunrise. On the way back I stopped at a couple more picture spots along the highway.


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Dawn on Bulldog Ridge.
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Dawn in the central Goldfields.
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Dawn on the Superstition Ridgeline.
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Dome Mountain
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Tuff Dome, Golden Dome, Razorback, Razorback Knob.
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Dome Mountain with its golden spike; Panorama Peak, 3192, and Helmet Rock (right middle).
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Peak 5024 and the Flatiron, on the Superstition Ridgeline.
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Apache Trail highway goes by the Superstition Mountains.
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Massacre Grounds (left middle); Birthday Cake and Peak 5024 on the Superstition Ridgeline.
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Tough climb, but here’s a hill with a view.
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Climb this one from the right.
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Sunlight reaches down into Willow Springs Canyon.



pictures from the highway:
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Willow Springs Canyon makes its way to the Salt River.
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Old mining road goes toward Prevention Gap, then dead ends.
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Tuff Dome and Golden Dome in the background, with Gonzales Needle in the foreground.

Arizona Hike Pictures updated May 19, 2015