Events in Apache Junction through Aug. 31 include coding club, full-moon hike

From a full-moon hike at Lost Dutchman State Park (Aug. 14) to a Bikers for Blood Drive at Superstition Harley-Davidson (Aug. 17), there’s a lot going on in Apache Junction. Events include: KNIT OR CROCHET: 1 p.m. every Saturday in August at the Apache Junction Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road. Join the fun of learning […]

Events in Apache Junction through Aug. 31 include Founders Day meeting, full-moon hike

From the Founders Day planning meeting (Aug. 1) to a full-moon hike at Lost Dutchman State Park (Aug. 14) and a Bikers for Blood Drive at Superstition Harley-Davidson (Aug. 17), there’s a lot going on in Apache Junction. Events include: FOUNDER’S DAY MEETING: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Apache Junction Library, 1177 N. […]

Astronomical league ‘star party’ June 8

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has a star party scheduled — weather-permitting — for 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lost Dutchman State Park. A $7-per-vehicle park entrance fee is assessed by Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, unless you have an Arizona State Parks park pass. Each year, members […]

Superstition Mountain Astronomical League adds new dates for ‘star parties’

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has added three make-up dates and changed one day for its star parties. Each year, members of the group of amateur astronomers in the Gold Canyon/Apache Junction area conduct a series of open-house public astronomical observing sessions and demonstrations, commonly called “star parties,” according to a release. The events are […]

Lost Dutchman State Park kicks-off 2019 with full moon hike

Full moon hikes at Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, continue in 2019 with a double feature. From 6-8 p.m. on both Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19, rangers will be waiting to guide residents under the glow of moonlight through the Superstition Mountains, according to a press release. […]

Arizona could lose millions without federal grant program for outdoor recreation

Richard Bruner loves Lost Dutchman State Park, nestled at the base of the Superstition Mountains. “Just the beauty of it. It’s amazing out here,” the retired Floridian said after a 5-mile morning walk. “When you get higher up, you can hear the wind blow. When there’s nobody around, there’s no sounds. There’s nothing like that.” […]

Full moon hikes Aug. 25, Sept. 22 at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction

A guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains will be held 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lost Dutchman Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Meet at the Cholla day-use area. “Lost Dutchman is absolutely beautiful at night and the full […]

Recreation programs offered by city of Apache Junction

The following Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department events and programs are held at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road, unless otherwise specified. Go to www.ajcity.net/registration for more information on how to register. Pre-registration is required for many of the classes and programs. For more information, go to www.ajcity.net or call 480-983-2181. […]

Lost Dutchman State Park’s Diana Bishop bids farewell, hosts her final Moonlight Hike Oct. 14

Diana Bishop will give her final moonlight hike at Lost Dutchman State Park after 36 years of service with Arizona State Parks. During her years at Lost Dutchman, the park has changed and grown tremendously while she has hosted the Moonlight Hikes, bringing in many return visitors. She will make her final appearance on the […]

Fourth annual wine tasting event held in Lost Dutchman State Park

    On Saturday, April 16, the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park hosted its fourth annual wine tasting event in the Lost Dutchman State Park to raise money for the many park projects and programs. The event includes the uniquely Arizona cuisine from Mining Camp Restaurant’s Dutchman’s Hideout, raffle prizes and goodies donated by […]