Superior, Arizona is named after Lake Superior, but it’s nowhere near the Great Lakes. A small town in central Arizona, Superior has a semi-arid climate. Due to its elevation and location, it has slightly more precipitation than some other surrounding areas. However, it is still dry enough to be the set for several famous western movies. The sand and stone outcroppings of Superior are iconic reminders of the American expansion westward; thus, it was used as the location for several science-fiction and western films from famous creators such as Oliver Stone and Clint Eastwood. A travel trailer rental from Superior will take you to see these iconic film sites.
As with many towns in the United States, Superior began as a place known to Native Americans. In the 1870s, a group of Apache warriors refused to surrender to the United States military. They leapt from a mountain instead of surrendering; the mountain became known as Apache Leap and is located near modern-day Superior. The town was eventually developed and named Superior because of the Lake Superior and Arizona Copper Company.
The company developed the town as a mining town. The mine was operational for almost 90 years before closing. During its operation, Superior supplied millions of tons of copper. Oftentimes, that copper was transported through nearby towns of Phoenix and Tucson. Superior is about an hour away from Phoenix and an hour away from Tucson. If you book an RV in Superior, you can drive along routes that likely carried valuable copper in decades past.
The Great Outdoors
The climate of Arizona lends itself to great outdoors attractions. The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is one of the most notable attractions. The arboretum was built in 1925; it is the largest and the oldest arboretum in the state of Arizona.
The Legends of Superior Trails are a series of hiking trails in and around the town. They are open to the public; the organization that maintains the upkeep on the trails also holds several events throughout the year. The trails of Arizona and the southwest are a popular attraction for hikers, especially those from different climates seeking to experience the dry Arizona weather.
There are also trails running up to the top of Picketpost Mountain. Both hiking, as well as equestrian trails are provided. The mountain is named after a military camp that was once located at the base of the mountain. The soldiers at the camp would often use the mountain as a point from which to monitor their camp; thus, they named the mountain Picket Post.
Several equestrian tours, hiking tours, off-road tours, and tours of ruins of old Pinal County structures are provided by vendors in the area. An RV rental in Superior, AZ provides you access to explore all of these opportunities.
When you rent an RV in Superior, AZ, it’s important to consider RV accommodations and where you will park for the night. The Superior area caters to out-of-town visitors.
Superior RV Park is located in the heart of town. The park offers full hookups for your RV and wireless internet. Big rig parking spots and pull-through parking spots are also available for your luxury travel trailer rental from Superior.
MacGavin's Queen Valley RV Resort is located a short drive away in Queen Valley. The park offers full hookups for your RV, work out facilities, and pickleball. A "stunning pool", sauna and whirlpool are also provided.
Arizonian RV Resort, located in Gold Canyon is another option. The site offers showers, laundry facilities, desert golf, and full hookups for your RV. Short term and long term rentals are available. Please note that monthly rentals and beyond, have their electric metered.
Should you need a quick overnight stay, consider Walmart, truck stops, or larger grocery stores. There are several Walmarts located within 40 miles of town and camping may be allowed at these locations. Just check with the manager to get permission before you park your Superior RV rental for the night.There are also gast stations and truck stops that provide showers in nearbyGila Bend, Chandler, and Casa Grande. Being located near Queen Valley and Mesa, RV rental near Superior is common, therefore, you should be able to find great amenities.
Exploring the City
There's a multitude of attractions located near Superior that provide a variety of fun for people of all ages. The World’s Smallest Museum might not be the official smallest museum in the world,but it lives up to its name. The museum offers different bits of Superior history for the traveler who is passing by. Due to its small size, the museum is considered a "pretty quick stop."
The Wild Cow gallery is located just a short drive from the World’s Smallest Museum. The gallery displays paintings from artists from Pinal County and all around Arizona. Consider spending one to two hours here so that you are able to admire the beautiful paintings in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in nearby Miami offers a tour of the mining history of the region. As with Superior, many towns in Pinal County have rich copper mining history. The museum is housed in a former schoolhouse built for Mexican-American and Native American children before desegregation; it’s a unique historical building.
As with many southwestern towns, Superior has great small cafes that serve Mexican, Tex-Mex, and southwestern food. The local eateries are typically in the diner or cafe style. Italian food, pizzerias, and even ice cream shops are drizzled through the town offering an old small town feel.
If it's a taste of the warm Arizona sunshine you are seeking, consider a camper rental in Superior. Watch a sunset, visit a museum, and take in the beautiful landscape. Rent an RV in Superior, AZ, and explore The Grand Canyon State!