2. Flat Iron
About an hour east of Phoenix, you’ll find the Superstitions Mountains and the Lost Dutchman State Park. From the Siphon Draw Trailhead the hike begins a gradual climb up a wash. Once you reach the base of the mountain you will follow a well used path, but pay attention because it can still be hard to follow. The climb can be steep with loose rocks, so be careful and pay attention to what’s going on around you.
After 2.5 miles and 2,400 feet elevation gain you’ll find yourself near the top. There is a large outcropping called the Flat Iron that is nearly the size of a football field. Head to the tip of it for some great views. From Flat Iron, you can see the Four Peaks Wilderness to the north, the vast Superstition Mountains to the east, and Phoenix to the west. You won’t ever forget a sunset viewed from the top, but I wouldn’t recommend climbing down at night.
Four Peaks Wilderness Arizona