Maps and directions


See maps below for the Lost Dutchmans State Park and the Peralta Trail Elementary School locations.

No fee is required at Peralta Trail Elementary School. A $7 per vehicle park entrance fee is assessed by Lost Dutchman State Park, unless you have a park pass.


Lost Dutchman State Park Saguaro Day Use Area
 (scroll down to see Peralta Trail Elementary School below)

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Directions: Take State Route 88 (Apache Trail) north towards Tortilla Flat. Shortly after passing the Goldfield Ghost Town on your left, look for the park entrance on your right. The upcoming star party will be located in the Saguaro Day Use Area.

Visitor parking is available in the Cholla Day Use Area and its overflow parking lot on the right side of the road. Please do not drive into the telescope area.

​Some general instructions/suggestions:  Dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
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Peralta Trail Elementary School
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Directions: From Gold Canyon, take US60 east. At milepost 204, approximately a mile and a half past Kings Ranch Road, turn left onto Peralta Road. (This is the same road that leads to the Peralta Trailhead.) Proceed just about a mile to the Peralta Trail Elementary School parking lot, on the right. Walk through the double gates to the observing area on the basketball court to the east of the parking lot.

Some general instructions/suggestions:  Dress warm, bring something to sit on (we have no seating), and bring a red covered flashlight. (We can help you with that.)
    
For those needing handicap access, you may drive through the gate and park on the left, before reaching the observing area on the basketball court. Although, in that event, we do ask that you arrive before dark so your headlights do not pose a distraction.