Superstition Old Turk's Head Loop

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The Superstition Old Turk’s Head Loop Trail takes you on a journey through the Saguaro-filled desert to the edge of the Superstition Wilderness Area and a close-up view of Old Turk’s Head, a craggy rock outcropping .  Along the way, you may encounter long-horned cattle and will cross the Gila Monster and Lost Goldmine, two popular hiking trails. While the desert is in full bloom, yellow, white, and purple flowers cover the ground creating a colorful photo opportunity with the Superstition Mountains in the background.

This trail is primarily loose rock but not overly aggressive on the difficulty scale.  There are a few hill climbs and descents to tackle.  A high-clearance vehicle is needed.

There are a few opportunities for camping. The first is a rocky turnaround area at the wilderness border.  The second is at the top of the hill near the western end of the trail.  Both sites have wonderful mountain views.

This area is Arizona State Trust Land.  A recreational permit is required.