East Valley (Phoenix)

The sun shines in the East Valley an average of 300 days in the year. This area includes the cities and towns of Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Apache Junction and Globe.

From Tempe to the East Mesa area, in-town parks and resorts offer convenience and close proximity to the arts, upscale shopping, classes in a variety of venues, museums and sports events. Major league baseball spring training games begin in February, and there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than rooting for a professional baseball team. Roost further east in Apache Junction and beyond to be part of the real desert. The Superstition Mountains border the east side of the Valley and have dozens of hiking trails. Valley freeways allow easy travel in and out of “civilization.” Golf courses are a way of life in the Valley of the Sun, and this whole area is peppered with them. Take a short ride north of Apache Junction and spend a day on one of the man-made lakes, competing with local eagles for fish, renting a pontoon boat, or enjoying the local color of Tortilla Flat.

Globe was once a silver mining boom town, while Miami was the site of copper deposits found in the 1880s. Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park, an Indian ruin, is a fascinating place to experience how the original Salado Indian residents lived during the 13th and 14th centuries. Just east of Globe is the San Carlos Indian Reservation, once the home of Geronimo.

Listings

Arizonian RV Resort

15976 E. Highway 60, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
TELEPHONE: 520-463-2978 FAX: 520-463-2585

SITES: Full hookups, phone, CATV. FAC: Laundry, computer room. REC: Swim pool, spa, 2 rec halls, library, fitness room, billiards room, horseshoes, shuffleboard, tennis, bocce ball, desert golf, organized activities. From jct. Loop 202 & US Hwy. 60, go 17.0 mi. on US Hwy. 60. (L)

La Hacienda RV Resort

1797 W. 28th Ave., Apache Junction, AZ, 85120
TELEPHONE: 480-982-2808 FAX: 480-982-2809

55+ Open all year. Good paved interior roads. Pet
restrictions. Handicap access. Rentals available. SITES: 280 full hookups (30/50
amp), patios, back-ins, city water, SATV, free Wi-Fi. FAC: Restrooms, showers,
laundry, public phone, security, car/truck wash. REC: Swim pool, spa, rec. hall,
craft center, library, fitness center, game room, shuffleboard, bocce ball,
pool, hiking, pickleball/sports court, church services, organized activities.
From Jct. of Hwy. 60 & Ironwood Dr. (exit 195), N. 200 yds. on Ironwood Dr.
to 28th , W. (L.); or From Jct. of US 89 & SR 88, W. 0.8 mi. on US 89 to
Ironwood Dr., S. 1.7 mi. to 28th Ave., W. (R).

Weaver’s Needle RV Resort

250 S. Tomahawk Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119
TELEPHONE: 480-982-3683 FAX: 480-474-1690

55+ Paved interior roads. Pet section. SITES: 400+ full hookups, patios, phone, free Wi-Fi. FAC: Laundry, dog park. REC: Swim pool & spa, horseshoes, billiards, shuffleboard, 5-hole golf course, bingo, fitness room, wood shop, lapidary, ceramics room, 2 rec halls, classes, planned activities. From US Hwy. 60 E, take exit 197 (Tomahawk Rd.), turn L. Go 1.9 mi. (L)