Superstition Mountain Box 1
Superstitions Letterbox 1

Hunt this box at your own risk.

For USGS topographic map use Goldfield 7.5 minute Quadrangle.

This box is located in the lower Sonoran Desert.
Beware of poisonous reptiles, scorpions, and spiders. Avoid reaching for hand holds above your line of sight.

Temperatures can exceed 115 degrees during the summer months. Be certain that you have plenty of water and wear protective clothing.


This box lies at the summit of the Flatiron at the end of the Siphon Draw Trail.
The trailhead is found in Lost Dutchman State Park on the northwestern edge of the Superstitions.

This is an extremely steep and rugged trail gaining 2800 ft in about 2 miles. Hunt this box at your own risk. Do not hike this trail if it raining or threatening to rain.

Directions:

Allow 6-8 hours to find this box. You definitely want to be off the mountain before dark.

The Lost Dutchman State Park is located east of Phoenix near Apache Junction.
Maps and trail information are available at the park entrance. There is a parking fee.

Follow the Siphon Draw trail (53) through the park and up in to the mountains.

As you hike towards the mountains you will see a flat topped column of stone in front of you to the right with a horizontal band of lighter stone about half way up. The top of this rock is your goal.

The trail slopes gently up from the trailhead until you reach the mountains where it becomes progressively steeper.

At approximately the midpoint of your climb you will find yourself in a channel that the water has eroded into the solid stone. From this point the trail is very steep and ill defined.

Continue upward until the trail flattens out (although you can still see cliffs above you) and you can walk to the west and find your self on top of a butte 2800 feet above your starting point with stunning views in all directions. This large flat expanse is the top of the flatiron. Enjoy the views and the nearly perfect silence. Have lunch.

You will notice that the trail heading out to the summit of the flatiron runs at a bearing of 250 degrees magnetic then curves to 190 degrees and heads to the southern side of the Butte. From the point where the trail changes direction there is a large patch of prickly pear cactus at 282 degrees and 10 paces. Just past the cactus on the same bearing is a large flat rock.

What you seek is under the edge of that rock hidden from view by smaller rocks. It is best to use a walking stick to move the small rocks and to extract the letterbox. Use extreme caution when moving rocks or reaching under the flat rock for the letterbox. Rattlesnakes, scorpions or other venomous animals may be present.

Please make sure this box remains well hidden.

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