The mountain some people refer to as Ironview Peak is the high point of the North/West end of the Superstition Mountains that sits above and 500 meters Northeast of the popular Flatiron. This mountain offers the best view of the Flatiron and is an easy quarter mile scramble off the Siphon Draw/Flatiron trail. It is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Superstition Peak, although the true Superstition Peak lies a few miles to the West-Southwest.
Start from Lost Dutchman State Park NE of Apache Junction and Mesa, AZ. Take the Siphon Draw Trail which is very well marked all through the park. The trail is double track wide and climbs moderately the first mile and a half. After this, the trail narrows and steepens as it goes up the draw on rock and occasional singletrack. The important thing to know is to stay LEFT of the Flatiron and avoid the trail splits that go right. Stay in the gully and to the right whenever possible. Eventually you will come to the steepest section where you will have to use both hands and climb. You will then pop out on top of the the draw and you can go right to the Flatiron, or LEFT up to the summit of Iron View Peak.
There is a somewhat worn singletrack trail that leads up to the summit. There is occasional slight bushwacking, several tunnels through the rocks, and some fun scrambling along the way. There are occasional spray painted dots, as well as rock cairns for some of the harder to follow sections of trail. 3/4 of the way to the top, the trail takes a right up through very large rocks for about 100 yards (follow the cairns), and then cuts left again following cairns towards the summit. On top is the best view of the Flatiron you can get!
Take the Siphon Draw Trail all the way up from Lost Dutchman State Park.
$7 Park Entrance Fee to Lost Dutchman State Park.
When to Climb
Anytime, but it's HOT in the summer.
Camping is avaialbe at the trailhead.
Lost Dutchman State Park: Lost Dutchman State Park Website