Superior, Arizona History Trail

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Superior, Arizona History Trail is a nice activity to explore wither you are traveling through Superior or if you are looking for a day trip outside of East Valley. We share a few photos from our visit.

Getting There

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We were traveling to The Black River for a few days of camping, when we traveled through Superior, Arizona. It is located about 45 miles east of the Phoenix/ Mesa Gateway Airport.  There was a rest area on the south side of the road. We stopped to use the facilities and noticed the Caboose Visitor Center across the street and decided to check it out.

Caboose Visitor Center

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While the visitor center was not open while we were there, we decided to explore the hike and park. I trust there would be brochures inside the caboose to describe the area’s attractions. If you have been inside, let me know if I am correct.

History Trail


Take a moment to read the markers and learn a little history of the mines. As you walk on the trail there is much old equipment to view. The elevator was pretty cool as, you can walk through it on the trail.   

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Picnic Area


There were many benches and picnic tables in the park. It is a great location to stop and stretch your legs and relax. If you would like to take a walk, there were many paths to circle the trees. 

Superior, Arizona History Trail

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Have you ever been traveling to your vacation and found a unique stop along the way? If yes, what was it and where was it located?

26 thoughts on “Superior, Arizona History Trail
  1. This looks like such an interesting stop! We are always on the lookout for historical markers, unique sites, etc. when we are on a road trip!

  2. I love finding these kinds of stops on our road trips. You never know what you’ll see and what you’ll learn. I’d definitely stop at Superior!

  3. I’ve never heard of this place but it looks like fun. We’ll have to stop there next time we are out west.

  4. This looks like a nice little place to visit. My husband and I recently did a roadtrip for our honeymoon and we were always looking for interesting off the beaten path types of places since most major places were closed for covid-19.

  5. Arizona is still one of the places that we need to visit for our “50 States Before Graduation Challenge.” Thinking about maybe heading there later this year.

  6. I love the old equipment left for visitors to explore, super fun. I’m sure my kids would be all over the stuff.

  7. We drove through Half Moon Bay and found some really cool private beach areas. The cliffs were gold tones and the beach was fabulous

  8. I’ve been to several cities in Arizona but not this one! Looks like a great stop to make.

  9. While driving through NY, we came across a wildlife preserve during bird migration. It was a great side stop. Arizona history trail looks like a great stop!

    1. That is great that you found a wildlife preserve on your trip. It is nice finding additional attractions.

  10. What a cool trail. You highlight some pretty cool things in Arizona. I need to get out there someday.

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