The Flat Iron,   April 1998

The journey to the top of the Flat Iron begins at the Siphon Draw trailhead in Lost Dutchman State Park, near Apache Junction.   The trail is short but demanding, with 2800' of elevation gain in 3 miles. The upper 1.5 miles consists of scrambling up a steep, boulder-choked ravine.

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Siphon Draw trailhead
Siphon Draw trailhead at Lost Dutchman State Park.   The Flat Iron is the prominent feature on the horizon, directly above us.
A field of brittlebush
The Siphon Draw trail winds through a square mile of abundant brittlebush at the base of Superstition Mountain.
the 'Crying Dinosaur'
The "Crying Dinosaur" is a popular rock climbing spot.   Can you make out the dinosaur?
View from the top
The view from the top.   Looking East, the approach trail is visible far below.

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