Silly Mountain, Arizona

 

Two hikes I’ve always wanted to do in the Phoenix area — Camelback and Flat Iron.

But my schedule was tight, and after touching down at the airport, I only had a few hours before hitting the road the following morning. Flat Iron is a grueling day-long trek on the Superstition Range, and Camelback is best as a morning hike.

Luckily, there is always time for Silly Mountain, a park on the east edge of Apache Junction with a mile or so of trails and a 2,100-foot peak with a 400-foot elevation gain.

I got there shortly before sunset and had great views.

Superstition Mountains, view from a Silly Mountain. (C)2019 J.S.Reinitz

The view from Silly Mountain. (C)2019 J.S.Reinitz