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Into the Wild West at Apache Junction

You can almost hear the plaintive whistles of a Spaghetti Western tune a la The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly echoing through the canyons around Apache Junction. Dust-blown and sat on the edge of the Superstition Mountains, it marks the easternmost extremity of the Phoenix metro area. After this one's adobe homes and palm-shaded Apache Junction vacation rentals, the Sonoran Desert takes over, ghostly mining towns lurk in the canyons, and you can really feel like you're treading in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood.

Things to do

History comes to life in Apache Junction

Apache Junction vacation rentals, ranches, and adobe lodges surrounded by looming cacti are the perfect place to base a trip into the past of Arizona. In the shadow of the nearby mountain ranges, you'll discover the dusty streets, door-slapping saloons, stables, and blacksmith guilds of the Goldfield Ghost Town. Don't be surprised if gun battles erupt there at high noon – it's a living museum of the Wild West. You can get more heritage at the Superstition Mountain Museum, where tales of the mysterious Dutchman's Lost Mine and mystical Native American relics mingle in the collections.


Saddle up in Apache Junction

With the dusty canyons and flat-topped bluffs of the great Superstition Mountains dominating the horizons here, the call of the wild is often too much to ignore. The best way to get out there between the hoodoos and the hills is to do as the ranchers of old – saddle up. Don the Stetson and the check-flannel shirt, because there are plenty of riding outfitters that can help get you on the trails. Alternatively, there are scenic driving routes, countless miles of hiking routes, hot air ballooners, and even some adrenaline-pumping ziplines.


Dry and dusty Apache Junction

Prep the hardy denim and chaps for your trip to Apache Junction. This is the start of the Sonoran Desert, where thermometers read a regular 80 degrees and the sun is always shining – there's as little as 13 inches of downpour each year here. It's worth remembering that the heat can crank up to over 100 in this sun-scorched section of southwestern America, which typically happens only between May and September. The upshot is that most travelers go in search of their Apache Junction vacation rentals for the fall, winter, and spring, between October and March.

Natural features

Between the bluffs of Apache Junction

Sinewy needles of rock, carved and chiseled by the dust devils, poke from the ochre-hued grounds of the Superstition Mountains to the east of Apache Junction. This is the eerie wilderness that defines the town, causing the cacti-spotted Sonoran Desert to lurch upwards to high bluffs, canyons, and gorges. The Lost Dutchman State Park is the most accessible taster of it all. It sits just to the northeast, touting the likes of the Treasure Loop Trail, the Discovery Trail, and the Jacob's Crosscut Trail.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Apache Junction

Fly into Mesa, AZ (AZA-Phoenix - Mesa Gateway), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal), which is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Apache Junction, AZ?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 4,065 vacation rentals around Apache Junction. From 1,861 house rentals to 1,585 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Apache Junction?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Apache Junction:

  • North Scottsdale: 3,498 vacation rentals
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  • Las Sendas: 124 vacation rentals
  • The Islands: 43 vacation rentals

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What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Apache Junction?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Apache Junction. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lost Dutchman State Park: 864 vacation rentals
  • Apache Creek Golf Course: 1,425 vacation rentals
  • Silly Mountain Park: 975 vacation rentals
  • Canyon Lake: 541 vacation rentals
  • Dolly Steamboat: 539 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Apache Junction listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Apache Junction?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,861 Houses in Apache Junction. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Apache Junction include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,585 rentals available
  • Villas: 49 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 341 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Apache Junction?

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