These farm- ers were constantly hearing stories from the Pimas about how they feared the mountain. The farmers translated the Pima’s fear to mean superstitious, hence the name Superstition Moun- tain.
Who Found the Lost Dutchman Mine?
In the 1870s Jacob Waltz, “the Dutchman” (actually a native of Germany), was said to have located the mine through the aid of a Peralta descendant. Waltz and his partner, Jacob Weiser worked the mine and allegedly hid one or more caches of gold in the Superstitions.
Is 4 Peaks part of the Superstition Mountains?
Four Peaks (Yavapai: Wi:khoba) is a prominent landmark on the eastern skyline of Phoenix. Part of the Mazatzal Mountains, it is located in the Four Peaks Wilderness in the Tonto National Forest, 40 miles (64 km) east-northeast of Phoenix.
|Easiest route||Scramble, class 3|
Can you hike to the top of Superstition Mountain?
Reaching the top requires some rock climbing, though there are plenty of holds to grab onto. Once that’s done, prepare for what feels like the easiest stroll of your life as you make your way to Flatiron’s peak. In case it isn’t obvious, this isn’t an easy hike.