Set in an area with a rich mining history and cultural significance, the town of Superior sits between the impressive mass of Picketpost Mountain and the cliffs of Apache Leap.


Access

  • Mile 301.6 – Superior is 5 miles East on Hwy 60.
  • Superior Map is below.

Elevation

  • 2,888

Population

  • 2,896

Post Office

  • 25 N. High School Ave., 85173, (520) 689-5790

Internet

  • Superior Public Library (99 Kellner Ave.), (520) 689-2327

Grocery

  • Save Money Market (420 W. Main St.), (520) 689-2265. Good selection of resupply items and fresh produce.
  • Family Dollar (580 W. US Highway 60), (520) 689-5480. Basic groceries and packaged dinners. No fresh produce.
  • Farmer’s Market (798 W. US Highway 60), (520) 689-5845. Small convenience store with some fresh produce.
  • SunFlour Market (149 W. Main St.) (520) 689-0201. Coffee, baked goods, unique local gifts and wonderful patio seating
  • Circle K on US Hwy 60

Food

  • Los Hermanos (835 W. US Hwy. 60), (520) 689-5465. Excellent Mexican food with an attached bar.
  • Edwardo’s Pizzaria (701 Belmont Ave.), (520) 689-2628
  • Jade Grill (639 W. US Hwy. 60), (520) 689-2885. Asian BBQ (open-fire cooking) including Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes.
  • Buckboard City Café (1111 W. US Hwy. 60), (520) 689-5800 . Serves breakfast and lunch, also home to the World’s Smallest Museum.
  • Porter’s Café (404 W. Main St.), (520) 689-5003. Bar and grill with massive burgers. Live music and events – catch the Prickly Pear Festival in late August.
  • DeMarco’s Italian Restaurant (433 W. US Hwy. 60), (520) 689-0159. Pasta dishes, salads, gourmet pizza, hot and cold subs, plus beer, wine and ice cream.

Lodging

  • Copper Mountain Motel (577 W. Kiser St.), (520) 689-2886. Friendly staff will accept packages; Wi-Fi in rooms; laundry facilities.

Urgent Care

  • Cobre Valley Superior Clinic Emergency Room (1134 US-60), 24 hrs, (520) 689-2423

Area Attractions

  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum (37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior, Arizona 85173), (602) 827-3000 – Founded in the 1920’s, this is Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden. A great place to visit if you want to learn more about the many strange and wonderful plants of the world’s deserts. This location serves as a haven for trail users, with showers, camping, and package acceptance. Please call to confirm availability.
  • Legends of Superior Trail (LOST) – The Legends of Superior Trail (LOST) connects the historic mining town of Superior with the Arizona Trail, 6 miles to the west. Along the way it passes through the high Sonoran Desert, the remains of the abandoned town of Pinal, and the riparian forest along Queen Creek, all while under the gaze of the majestic Picketpost Mountain to the south and Apache Leap to the east.
    Due to construction on the nearby Highway 60 the Legends of Superior Trail is currently closed. It will re-open when the highway construction is completed.
  • World’s Smallest Museum (1111 W. US Hwy. 60) – Next to the Buckboard Café, discover what wonders await at the world’s smallest museum.
  • Queen Creek and Devil’s Canyon – Some of central Arizona’s greatest rock climbing can be found along the rhyolite cliffs near Superior. Also the site of the annual Phoenix Bouldering Competition. Devil’s Canyon is a world-class canyoneering destination, featuring Arizona’s largest natural plunge pools.

Gateway Community Map

Superior Gateway Map

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