Gold Canyon is approximately 35 minutes east of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix Arizona. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Superstition Mountains this unincorporated community of 12,000 has a small town atmosphere but easy access to big city amenities just minutes away.
The beauty and its unique location draw a variety of home buyers from family’s, retired, to luxury home owners. Gold Canyon offers an array of activities. Home to 5 championship golf courses it is a well known destination for golfers. There are also hiking trails, lakes and museums nearby. The Superstition Mountains lie in the Tonto National Forest Wilderness which is a protected area. The mountains are rich in history and well known for the Legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine.
Many movies were made at the old Apache Land Movie Ranch in Gold Canyon from 1956 to 1995. It was a well known set and used by stars like Ronald Regan, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson and Waylon Jennings.
Residents commonly comment on the ever changing beauty of the Superstition Mountain as the sun moves across the sky. Weather is a major draw to the area as well. Being just 37 miles from Sky Harbor Airport located in downtown Phoenix, this community seems a world apart from the stress of the big city. With the valley’s freeway system, everything from medical facilities, shopping to major league sports are minutes away.