Sunset Hike At Lost Dutchman State Park

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day with temperatures in the low 80s, so we decided to take in a sunset hike at one of my favorite locations, Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, AZ. When we hopped in our Jeep 90 minutes before sunset, light, feather-like clouds had formed to the west. This usually indicates a spectacular sunset. Unfortunately, the cloud cover became a little too thick as time went on, so much of the color was washed out. Still, we got some pretty impressive shots along the park’s Nature Trail. The temperature during the hike was an absolutely perfect 75 degrees, with a light breeze to boot. Perfect hiking weather.

Here are a few of the better pics that we took during the hike:

A couple Saguaros closeup. 
A nice view of Superstition Mountain.
Wildflowers are pretty plentiful this time of year.
Ocotillos make for some pretty sunset shots, too.
Finally got some color in this shot of three Sagauros.
Some more wildflowers.
Cholla Closeup.
Karen in front of Superstition Mt.
View of the Nature Trail.
Another view looking east.


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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator (KK7TCA), he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top.


  1. Nice hike…the sunset at the end of a great day is just perfect. The 3 saguaros was my fav. I think the cholla are so interesting. We saw "fields" of them along the Eldorad Canyon Road near Nelson, NV last Saturday!

    Have a great day!

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