Arizona's Gold Canyon is home to craggy rocks, sprawling deserts and hundreds of cacti plants that extend as far as the eye can see. It perfectly embodies the idea of America's Great West.
The Gold Canyon area is in close proximity to the Lost Dutchman State Park -- a place that is home to a fascinating legend about a cursed gold mine. Creepy tales aside, the park is a great place to go hiking and camping, as is the nearby Superstition Mountain.
Traveling to Gold Canyon in the spring or fall months means missing the height of the summer sun's intensity.