Lost Dutchman State Park
Lost Dutchman State Park, named after the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, is just 41 miles (66 km) east of Phoenix, Arizona. Please note that while this is not a designated stargazing area, the park is a suitable stargazing area and is open to the public year-round. The EarthSky reader who recommended this entry says “Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the year’s rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. A four mile mountain bike loop trail has opened at the park – this is a great way to enjoy the park’s beauty!” For more information, please visit online or call Main Information at 602-542-4174.