TRAILS ARE OPEN! The Tonto National Forest closure order has been updated and has reopened the following trailheads: Siphon Draw, Treasure Loop, Prospector’s View, Jacob’s Crosscut, First Water, Broadway, Hieroglyphic, Carney Springs, and Peralta. A 7-mile stretch of State Route 88 remains closed. SR-88 Eastbound from NF-213(222) to NF-79(229) closed due to potential flooding from fire. Fire restrictions are still in effect!
Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The climate is arid with an average annual rainfall of about 14 inches. During the winter, daytime temperatures usually reach 60° F.
The weather is predominantly sunny with seasonal winter rains coming from the Pacific Ocean. Summer months are extremely hot with daytime temperatures soaring above 100°. Hot weather in July and August can produce thunder, lightning, blowing dust, and occasionally heavy rain. This “monsoon” season normally ends by the latter half of September. The park's busy season is October to April when temperatures are moderate.
Below is a listing of average daily temperatures and monthly precipitation:
|January||65° F||40° F||1.51"|
Weather information is provided as a general guide for planning your visit. Consult current conditions before travel.