Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Canyon Lake/Boulder Canyon Trail

Canyon Lake is a man-made lake contained in what used to be a canyon west of Phoenix. It's not hard to get there. Just follow the Apache Trail (or AZ Route 88) past Apache Junction and past Lost Dutchman State Park. It's a windy road that snakes through some of the most beautiful country in the Phoenix area.

Across the street from Canyon Lake is the trailhead for the Boulder Canyon trail. The trail leads you into the Superstition Wilderness and all the amazing things those mountains have to offer. Here are some photos from the Boulder Canyon Trail.
valley view
Superstition Mountains
Battleship Mountain
The large, tan rock formation that dominates the photograph is called Battleship Mountain. The formation that looks like a mountain split in two behind and to the left of Battleship Mountain is The Narrows. It's at the end of LeBarge Canyon and the subject of my previous blog post!
lebarge canyon sundown
Ever wonder why you see these colors and patterns on Southwestern pottery or art? Wait until sundown and look at the horizon.

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