Use caution when hiking as trails as there have been washouts, mud slides, and rock slides due to rain.
The dump station and showers are closed to anyone not camping at the park.
How a Trail Becomes a Trail
Lost Dutchman State Park
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 10 a.m.
Presented by: Pinal County community leaders with trail expertise in the Superstitions and surrounding areas.
Stories and presentations about our trails and how trails shape our out-of-doors experiences highlight this event. Landmark trails being established/restored will be featured as well as recreational trails within our parks. The information shared will include how our trails got started, traveling our trails, taking care of our trails, and what you might see on our trails (e.g.: rock formations/geology, plants, etc.).
Event is free; day use fee still applies. Meet at Palo Verde.
Feb. 3 | Feb. 4 | March 5, and 6
Full Moon Hike at Lost Dutchman
This beautiful program is designed to start with a famous Arizona sunset draping gracefully over the Superstition Mountains, and end under the light of the full moon. The easy 1.5 mile trail features some rocky, rough terrain but with little elevation gain. It is a ranger-guided hike focusing on the aesthetic, while offering opportunities to stop and interpret what you see on the trail.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Beating 'Round the Bushes with Ranger Rob
Join Ranger Rob as he guides an easygoing and informative hike highlighting some of the Sonoran Desert's most interesting native flora.
Friday, February 10 | March 10
Superstition Mountain Geology
Please join us as we dive into the geologic past and bring you into the future. This talk will cover the geology of the Superstition Mountains, to include where gold comes from and the history of gold hunting in the area.
Saturday, Feb. 11 | March 11
Music in Lost Dutchman State Park: Singer Songwriter Steve Holmquist
Local singer, guitarist, & songwriter from Copper Country will be performing all original stories and songs focusing on our local areas, animals, and characters. Bring a chair and join us around the campfire!
Sunday, Feb. 12 | March 12
Feathered Friends of the Sonoran Desert
Come learn about the iconic birds of the Sonoran Desert under the shade of the Palo Verde ramada. Arizona's birds have adapted and evolved to thrive in desert habitats, and have made an impact on the environment and even the local cultures. We will also go over bird watching basics for those that are interested!
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Power Hour Variety Program: Strange Symbioses
Love may be in the air around Valentine's day, but nature's relationships can be strangely complex, and not always clearly loving! Learn more about how flora and fauna interact with each other create new forms of living, eating, and surviving from one generation to the next.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | March 15
Nature's Bounty - Discovering the Herbal Riches of the Desert
Come out to the park and find out how the Native Peoples of the Sonoran Desert treated a variety of ailments using the plants found in their habitat.
February 17, 2023
Firewise Landscaping at Lost Dutchman
This Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners' presentation introduces COOL ways that the home gardener/landscaper can implement Firewise landscaping techniques.
Friday, February 17, 2023
Music in the Park: Billy Bower
Join us for an evening of music by the Superstition Mountains!
February 21 | March 1 | March 8 | March 21
Walking with Wildflowers at Lost Dutchman
If you appreciate native flora, join a ranger as they guide you on an easy going and informative hike highlighting some of the Sonoran Desert's staple (and seasonal!) wildflowers and plants.
Feb. 22 | March 16 | April 12
Bird Walk at Lost Dutchman
Join us on a journey to discover the birds of the Sonoran Desert! Registration required.
Friday, Feb. 24 | March 24
Music at Lost Dutchman with Steve Jones
Yampa Valley Steve (Steve Jones), a singer-songwriter, will entertain you at Lost Dutchman State Park.
Feb. 25 | March 25 | April 22
Star Party at Lost Dutchman
Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Then head to Lost Dutchman State Park for a star party! Registration is required!
Sunday, Feb. 26 | March 26
Power Hour: Rattlesnakes Alive!
This in-person casual presentation invites you to empower yourself and your community - because knowledge is power! Join a ranger as we enlighten you with special guests and topics of interest.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 | February 28 | March 28
Desert Birding at Lost Dutchman
Meet in the Saguaro day use area to learn how to distinguish between birds and seek out hawks to hummingbirds all throughout the trail! Registration required!
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Caminata Bajo la Luna Llena
Este programa bella, siguiendo el famoso atardecer de Arizona, termina bajo la luz de la luna llena que sube las montañas misteriosos de las Superstition. El sendero es de 1.5 millas con terreno rocoso, pero sin mucha cambia de elevación.
Sundays, Mar. 12 | Apr. 16
America's Greatest Idea: A Park Origins Story
How many parks have you been to? Did you know that many parks today would not exist without the Roosevelt Presidents, who were both highly instrumental in pioneering the park movement in the United States? How might you and your family have benefited from their interest in promoting public lands?
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
This 1-1.5 mile hike is a nature-lover’s dream! Not specializing in any one subject, you’ll learn a bit about everything - the plants at your fingertips, the geology of the rocks you see, and any wildlife that crosses our path!
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Music in Lost Dutchman State Park: Mark Fogelson
Enjoy a live musical performance in the park by singer and songwriter Mark Fogelson. Sit back and listen to the quiet stories and emotions that linger in his folk songs.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Members of Liberty Wildlife will be showing birds and desert critters that are “out and about” at this time of year and discussing their habitat. What will we see and learn about today?
Sundays, Mar. 26 | Apr. 9
Wildfire - Friend or Foe?
Throughout history, foresters have had an interesting relationship with wildfires as they learned more about their ecological impact. More than a destructive force, fires promote growth and revitalization. Bring a chair to sit around a campfire and ignite your curiosity for this historical narrative of the old fire tower system and how nature recovers. Bring all your burning questions!