Reeds Water, 2005
Superstition Wilderness

Reeds Water lies about 5 miles due east of the popular Peralta Trailhead in the Superstition Wilderness. Most visitors to this trailhead climb the understandably popular Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle, however, the Dutchmans Trail leading east has very little traffic and offers relative solitude. The walk east, through the exceedingly lovely Barkley Basin is a site to behold. This broad, 5-mile long basin contains of the finest, lushest examples of Sonoran desert beauty anywhere. Reeds Water, a well and cattle tank, lies at the east end of the basin alongside Randolph Creek. This creek flows nicely following extensive desert rains, which we had in 2005. Our visit to Reeds Water was perfectly timed to see abundant desert wildflowers as well as a pretty flowing stream.

35-in-1 saguaro

Reeds Water

Randolph Creek

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