Dining: Mammoth Steakhouse and Saloon

The Mammoth Steakhouse and Saloon has been long time fixture of colorful dining in the Superstition Mountain region, being located at the Goldfield Ghost Town. Mammoth is admittedly touristy but is as authentic...

Mountain Brew Coffee House

We recently stopped by one of Gold Canyon’s newest businesses on for some refreshments and are pleased to bring a positive report. The Mountain Brew Coffee House at 6832 S. Kings Ranch Road has been open for some ...

Dining: Red Sage Restaurant At Gold Canyon

EDIT: As of 2014, the Red Sage is CLOSED In and around Superstition Mountain are many fine places to eat and enjoy the company of friends or family. In Gold Canyon, the Red Sage Restaurant has been a long time ...

Day Tripping To Tortilla Flat, AZ

Back in the early 1900’s Tortilla Flat was a stage coach stop on Apache Trail. It was the main stop for travelers, provisionary, and workers headed for the constriction site of Roosevelt Dam, up river. In 1904 the...

Dining: Dirtwater Springs Restaurant and Bar

There are many places to eat and drink in Apache Junction that speak to the local flavor and character of the West. Dirtwater Springs Restaurant and Bar on Apache Trail is one of them. The family owned establishme...

Drives: Apache Trail From Goldfield To Tortilla Flat

The fabled Wild West is built on a lot of lore from Hollywood, but there are some real remnants of the places that our cowboy forefathers danced with life. The Apache Trail or Arizona State Hwy 88, is located in t...

Red Sage closing is both tragedy and opportunity

Patrons of the Red Sage restaurant on Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon arrived earlier this year to find the doors pad-locked and the lights off. The long time staple of family dining in the area had become the lat...

Coming event: Gold Canyon Film Festival & 4th Annual Apacheland Days

Though Apacheland is long gone to history, the movie making history made in Gold Canyon lives on at the Gold Canyon Film Festival & 4th Apacheland Days to be held January 19-20th, 2013. The festival to be h...

Clouds lift from Gold Canyon real estate market into 2013

There was a time in our area when the local restaurants and gas stations were full of construction workers, open house signs littered the roadsides, and there was a mad rush to buy a home - any home while the gett...

Autos: 2015 Subaru Outback

We got the chance to test Subaru's all new 2015 Outback Sport Utility Wagon, and what better place than out behind Superstition Mountain on Apache Trail and on the road to First Water Trailhead. Getting our first p...

Autos: 2013 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX5 has won praise for its Zoom Zoom driving appeal but also their latest “SkyActive” efficient power-trains. As compact SUV's are popular out here in the desert we took a new Grand Touring model out around ...

Autos: 2013 Kia Sorento

In our back-roads around the Superstition Mountains, it helps to have a car that can take the rough gravel paths and washboard surfaces, one you can cross a wash with once in a while. This week we tested the Kia S...