by Amy Travels
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
December 30, 2000
The park is located at the base of the Superstition Mountains and is filled with scenery you can only see in this part of the country, such as Saguaro Cactus. (I had to see a Saguaro Cactus before leaving the state of Arizona!)
The park normally charges admission. I believe it was $5/car. However, on the afternoon we arrived in the park it was 109 degrees. So, the park ranger waived the fee, saying that due to the heat we probably wouldn't be spending much time there anyway. There were a lot of hiking trails in the park, but I wouldn't recommend hiking on a day like that. We basically just drove through the park, stopping to take pictures of the desert scenery.
Even though it was too hot for hiking, we enjoyed our time at the park. If you are staying in or driving through the Phoenix area, it would make a great excursion.
From journal Driving through Arizona