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Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher
The Superstition Wilderness of central Arizona is one of the most rugged and undisturbed areas of the American West. The area ranges in elevation from approximately 2,000 feet (6010 m) above sea level along its western border to the 5,074-foot-high (1,547 m) summit of Superstition Peak. The vast majority of the wilderness is covered with Sonoran Desert-type vegetation with a few isolated pockets of ponderosa pine found at the highest elevations.