Adventures

Broadway Cave

 

The Broadway Cave, now I had no idea the Superstition Wilderness had so many caves and this one is relatively close to the town of Apache Junction, AZ. It was a quick drive over, I met up with my friend Kandace and her pup Hope at the trail head. If you do decided to hike this trail I suggest leaving early, the trail head parking lot is very small only about 6 cars can fit in the small turn out.

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It was a nice chilly morning when we set out to find the cave, but that was short lived as we all started to warm up.  We enjoyed the short hike to the base of the cave, then we had a scramble up the side of the mountain to the cave. It wasn’t horrible but it defiantly was may cardio for the day. As we approached the mouth of the cave I was surprised to find it was a lot bigger then I imagined it would be. We explored the cave and found it goes back at least 50 feet. But the 50 feet was a tight fit, as it looked as small as a mining cave.

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We then gathered our packs and set back to the trail head. It was a great hike for anyone not wanting to drive far or hike far to explore an amazing cave. I love all the great surprises that the superstition wilderness has to offer. Another great hike for the log book!

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Trail Name: Broadway Cave

Directions to cave from trail head: Broadway trail head to Jacobs Crosscut #58 at the junction of Lost Goldmine Trail take a left, then at Monument Canyon Trail there will be a fork take the right fork to the Broadway Cave.

Location: Apache Junction, AZ

Parking: Left hand side of the road (limited parking) once Broadway Rd. starts to curve into a neighborhood.

Duration of Hike: 2 hours one way

Elevation Gain: 380 Feet

 

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