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Explore the Superstitions

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Trip Length

2 days/ 1 night 

Group Size

8-15

Activity Level

Overview

Join our team for an adventure through the mysterious and rugged Superstition Mountains. Our experienced guides will lead you through a wide variety of terrains including ancient volcanic lava fields, rugged granite canyons and towering desert peaks.

We depart the confines of civilization at the trailhead in the shadows of the iconic Superstition Flatiron. Hiking past Miner’s needle and on into the amazing Boulder Canyon we drop our packs and set up for a spectacular light show provided by the night sky. A wonderful dinner prepared with the assistance of our guides and everyone will be ready to turn in. Don’t Worry! Our high quality tents and gear will keep everyone warm and comfy. 

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing views and geology

  • Physical challenge and personal accomplishment.

  • Amazing lunch and boat tour of Canyon Lake

  • Regular Wildlife spotted (Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer,

  • Variety of Birds, Coati and more.)

  • Learn or expand upon backpacking skills from experienced and helpful guides.

Activities

This trip is rated Moderate Plus. Participants will be carrying

their own backpacks weighing 35 to 40lbs distances of 5 to 7 miles daily over varied terrain. To maximize your enjoyment of your outing, we strongly recommend participants be involved in a training regimen prior to the outing. Most important to your enjoyment of the trip is your overall fitness level.

  •  Backpacking

  •  Backcountry Camping

The next morning after a light breakfast and a cup of coffee it’s time to hit the trail again. Continuing through Boulder Canyon we enjoy numerous challenging climbs and amazing panoramic views, perfect for Instagram, before our final ascent and first spectacular view of Canyon Lake.

A short descent to the lake and our group of weary adventurers will board the Dolly Steamboat where we will recharge with a delicious lunch and refreshments while enjoying a narrated tour of the lake. After lunch and tour concludes, the group will board the bus back home with memories that will last a lifetime.

What's Included

Meals as indicated on the daily itinerary. Professional guide services. Transportation to/from our host hotel and trailheads. See this trip’s Gear List for details regarding any equipment that may be provided for your use during the trip.

Accommodations 

Backcountry camping, 2 nights

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Gear List

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. Try to bring only what is necessary—this will help you and the field staff.

Print Gear List

Provided by Adventures In AZ

  •  All Cooking Gear (Stoves and Fuel)

  • Freeze Dried Meals and Snacks

  • Group First Aid Kit

  •  Tent(s)

  •  Water Filters

  • GPS Device

  • Emergency Phone 

  • Backpacking Pack (Day/Multiday, 33-80L)

  • Pack Rain Cover

  • Headlamp with Fresh Batteries

  • Sleeping Bag  (Lightweight / Temp App)

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Spork, Bowl and Mug

  • Trekking Poles

  • Water Bottles (Three 1-Quart) or Hydration System Plus One 1-Quart Water Bottle

  • Ultra-lite Camp Chair

  • Hammock

Provided by You

  • Base Layer Tops and Bottoms (Lightweight, Synthetic or Wool)

  • Face Mask

  • Fleece/Wool Hat

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Hiking Boots

  • Hiking Pants (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)

  • Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)

  • Insulated Jacket and/or Vest

  • Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)

  • Personal Bathroom Kit: Trowel, Toilet Paper, Ziplock Bags, Wipes, Hand Cleaner

  • Prescription Medications

  • Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)

  • Whistle

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Additional Recommended Items

  • Bandana

  • Fleece/Wool Gloves

  • Gaiters (Low)

  • Insect Repellent

  • Large Plastic Garbage Bag

  • Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)

  • Sun Hat

  • Sunblock and Lip Balm (Small)

  • Sunglasses and Accessories

  • Tee Shirts (Synthetic)

  • Toiletries

  • Underwear

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