Monday, April 22, 2024


Have you traveled to Goldfield Ghost Town the Legendary Gateway to the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, Arizona? If not, you are missing a real treat! I visited twice last month in March when I helped move my son and grandsons to San Tan Vally, Arizona. It was not the first time I enjoyed visiting Goldfield. I stop by everytime I am in Arizona. There is so much to do and see in this old mining ghost town! I love to go back in time when life was harder yet simpler too.
We enjoyed dinner at the Mammoth Steakhouse which I highly recommend! Delicious food, excellent service, seating outside where we enjoyed the view and a tallented singer by the name of Ryan Martin of the Triple C Cowboys.
Other exciting attractions are panning for gold, Walking down Main Street, exploring the many shops and historic buildings. Tourng the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and Goldfield Museum. Make sure to hop on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train. You’ll also get to witness an old west gun fight performed by the famous Goldfield Gunfighters! Spend a day, rich in Wild West history falling back in time to the nineteenth century. And if your up for a walk you can enjoy a beautiful day on the Historic Apache Trail. And if you are adventurous like my family there are Ziplines to ride while you enjoy the scenic view of the Superstition Mountains. Goldfield was established in the 1890′s as a mining town. At that time in history there were 3 saloons, a boarding house, and a general store, plus a blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house. As the town grew in size almost outgrowing Mesa, the vein faulted, the grade of ore dropped and the town slowly withered. After several attempts to reopen the mines, the town resurreected from 1910 on and off until 1926. More than 115 years later, tourists from all over the world still visit this gold mining town located on the historic Apache Trail and enjoy the excitement and grandeur of Arizona’s Wild West! In conclusion, Goldfield is a fun and historic destination for all ages. Well, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today! While you are there take a cruz through the Superstition Mountains to the lake and enjoy a swim to cool off!


GiniRifkin said...

Hi Ruthie: that sounds like a great place to visit. Thanks for the tour.

Julie Lence said...

Sounds like a fun place to visit. Thank you for sharing, Ruthie!