Siphon Draw Trailhead
Located in a part of Apache Junction, the Siphon Draw Trailhead is the starting point for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Superstition Mountain wilderness. This trail is known for its rugged beauty and challenging terrain, making it a favorite among seasoned hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Siphon Draw Trail is a 4-mile round trip to the basin, with an elevation gain of over 1,000 feet. The trail leads up the bajadas of the park into a rugged canyon within the Superstition Mountain complex. The trail is known for its steep inclines, rocky terrain, and stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape.
The trail's name, Siphon Draw, comes from the natural funnel created by the mountains that draws rainwater down into the valley below. After a rain, hikers may even be treated to the sight of waterfalls along the trail.
The trailhead is located at 6109 Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119. From the trailhead, hikers can embark on the Siphon Draw Trail, which leads to the Flatiron, a distinctive rock formation that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The hike to the Flatiron is considered very strenuous, gaining about 2,500 feet in just three miles.
The Siphon Draw Trail offers a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty and rugged wilderness of the Superstition Mountains. Whether you're looking for a challenging workout, a peaceful nature walk, or a chance to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Arizona desert, the Siphon Draw Trail offers something for everyone.