Chandler Museum

Superstitions & East Itinerary

East of Chandler, enjoy spectacular scenery and outdoor adventure in the Superstition Mountains. Start with a morning hike at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. It has a stunning array of plants in its desert setting. The park has picnic facilities for groups that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Next, take in an afternoon nature cruise on the Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake. Embark on one of their regularly scheduled Narrated Nature Cruises or charter it for a customized group outing or event. The Superstition Mountain Museum will give you a wealth of information about the area. Its exhibits tell the tale of Jacob Waltz, who many believe found a rich gold mine before he took the secret to his grave in 1891.

If you want to extend your stay in the Superstition Mountains, you can take an evening cruise with Dolly Steamboat. Their specialty cruises include the Twilight Dinner Cruise or the Astronomy Dinner Cruise.