About Gold Canyon

Near the towering silhouette of the Superstition Mountains you can discover the wonderful world of Gold Canyon, Arizona. This region has transformed into a trendy and welcoming AZ community that has much to offer residents of all ages.

The unincorporated region is located close to the town of Apache Junction and is less than an hour’s drive from both Phoenix and the SkyHarbor Airport. Gold Canyon has combined the best of urban and rural life in one scenic setting.

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Thanks to the growing popularity over recent years this unincorporated Arizona community has seen a boost in the permanent census count. This new-found popularity has also attracted more attention from younger home buyers who want to settle in a family-friendly neighborhood.

Living in Gold Canyon

Lost Gold Estates is one of the upscale neighborhoods that has been established in Gold Canyon, Arizona. This is where you can find a select listing of custom built homes and multi-million dollar properties. Most of these houses are constructed so that families can have picturesque views of the golf course, desert and mountains.

There is a wide range of homes available in Gold Canyon that can suit any budget and careful buyers can occasionally find distressed properties being offered. With a little perseverance that dream home can be found when you search through the listings that include Gold Canyon neighborhoods.


Residents of Gold Canyon can send their children to one of the schools located in the Apache Junction Unified District. Younger students may attend Gold Canyon or Peralta Trail Elementary schools. Thunder Mountain and Cactus Canyon are the names of two AJ junior high schools in this district. Older students typically attend Apache Junction HS.

Outdoors in Gold Canyon

The legends that surround the Superstition Mountains are intriguing to hikers, rock-hounds and archaeological buffs. The very idea of discovering a lost gold mine is an appealing proposition for many people and where better to start than in the mountains where many believe several of these mines still exist?

One of the sites where fortunes in gold are believed to be buried is at Weaver’s Needle. This is one of the major attractions in the Superstition Mountain landscape. Gold Canyon lies at the foot of these mountains where the hunt for gold is conducted by many different individuals. This area of Arizona also features a wide variety of outdoor diversions.

The mountains, cliffs and caves are waiting to be explored and there is also the Lost Dutchman State Park to consider. Campers have several nearby state parks from which to choose. The Lost Dutchman State Park can be easily reached by anyone living in Gold Canyon.

This Sonoran Desert destination is an inviting place for hikers, wildlife enthusiasts, cyclists and campers. Local wildlife species include rabbits, coyotes and mule deer.

Golfers come to Gold Canyon, AZ to experience the challenges and fascinating views that local courses such as Mountain Brook and Dinosaur Mountain provide. Residents of Superstition Mountain Golf Community are also able to take advantage of the private golf course which is available to them.

Local Gold Canyon Attractions and Activities

Sports fans can experience the thrill of viewing spring training for baseball teams in the Cactus League. The team play begins in February and extends through April. The cost of the tickets is very affordable; and this is a family-friendly activity that many AZ residents look forward to each year.

Gold Canyon has an annual arts festival which features free admission. Nearly 100 artists from Arizona put their work on display to the public. Live entertainment is presented and there is always a spectacular assortment of food and drinks available.

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