Well… they are called the Superstition Mountains for a reason… The mountain range received this name from Spanish conquistadors, who basically ignored all the warnings from Apache Native Americans. They told them that the highest peak is sacred, calling it the home of the Thunder God.
Unsurprisingly, in the name of gold, the Spanish ventured themselves into that mountain area, refusing to believe the warnings. During their search, some went missing, eventually found dead a couple of days after.
There’s a legend saying that the Apache people believed that the entrance to the underworld is located somewhere in the Superstition Mountains. All in all, if you’re not after the gold, you should definitely plan a trip to the Superstition Mountains; they are impressive.