Introduction to Apache Junction, Arizona
Apache Junction History
Apache Junction began as an old west mining camp. It has a colorful history involving Native American cultures, Spanish conquistadors and superstitions regarding the "Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine." The city was named after the junction of the Apache Trail. It was incorporated in 1978.
Apache Junction and nearby Attractions
- Lost Dutchman State Park
- Lost Dutchman Museum
- Equestrian Park
- Usery Mountain Recreation Area
- Apache Creek Golf Course
- Sunland Springs Village
Things To Do In Apache Junction
The Apache Trail extends from the junction to Canyon Lake, with an old stagecoach stop at Tortilla Flats. The Superstition Wilderness has many hiking trails and opens up a world of history and tales of lost treasures for visitors. Apache Junction also has about 51 RV parks.
Apache Junction Transportation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Apache Junction Higher Education
Chandler/ Gilbert Community College, Scottsdale Community College and Mesa Community College provide higher education facilities.