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hiking & Trails in Superior

Superior began as a mining town with the Hub Mine claim in 1875 filed by W. Tuttle and the Irene Mine claim filed by P. Swain in 1876. These claims, together, became known as the Silver Queen Mine and by 1910 were owned by Colonel Boyce Thompson and renamed the Magma Copper Company. They had followed the opening, in 1875, of the famous, nearby, Silver King Mine founded by Mason, Long, Copeland and Regan that brought prospecting to the area.

The History of superior arizona

The magma smelter In 1914

Superior narrowly avoided becoming a ghost town when the Silver Queen and Silver King Mines were impacted by the change in the U.S. monetary standard in 1893 with the devaluation of silver from $1.50 to $.20 per ounce. This change from silver to gold killed many of the West’s silver mines. Fortunately, the miners looking for silver and gold also found copper, and with the founding of the Magma Copper Company, Superior continued to thrive. For 86 years, the Magma pulled copper and silver out of Superior’s mountains.

the locals favorite trails

Superior to claypool tunnel

Legends of Superior Trails (LOST): Superior to Claypool Tunnel is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.
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Globe Copper Mine Trail

Globe Copper Mine Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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Superior's outdoor businesses

Arizona Youth Partnership

Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.

A Community Coalition tackling Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse along the Copper Corridor.

Programs Offered:

  • Loving My Future
  • Summer Leadership Institute
  • Choosing the Best
  • Stronger Families Project
  • Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Starting Out Right
  • Trauma Informed Care Training
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES)
  • Too Good for Drugs
  • Mind Matters
  • Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program
  • Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)
  • Active Parenting: First Five Years
  • Love Notes
  • 360 Substance Misuse Training
  • Botvin's Life Skills
Globe, AZ

Picket Post Antiques

Antique store in downtown Historic Superior, Az. Selling antiques and vintage items. Always buying items as well. We accept dealers and some consignment. Closed Monday. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 – 6. Saturday and Sunday 10 – 6. If we’re in the store after 6 the doors will remain open.

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