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Lost Dutchman/Canyon Lake and sunset!

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Lost Dutchman/Canyon Lake and sunset!

I've got two questions.

1: How long is the drive to Lost Dutchman State Park and/or Canyon Lake from Chandler? And how long is it from Lost Dutchman to Canyon Lake?

2: Around what time is sunset around this time of year in Phoenix? I saw that the Desert Botanical Gardens, most trails close at sunset, so I wanna make sure we have a good couple of hours there before that.


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1. Re: Lost Dutchman/Canyon Lake and sunset!

I would say it would be around a hour of time to get from Chandler to Canyon Lake, alot will depend on the traffic of the day and the day of the week. Lost Dutchman to/from Canyon Lake is about 15-20 minutes. While your on route 88 you should make the trip to Tortilla Flat for lunch. You can enjoy a cup of their “killer” chile ! ;-) It will warm you up in a hurry and it’s pretty good tasting.

Sunset is about 5:15 or 5:20 pm for Phoenix.

If you're hiking - take water and a cell phone! Enjoy ;-)

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2. Re: Lost Dutchman/Canyon Lake and sunset!

For the garden, some trails close at sunset, mostly the outer trails that do not have lighting. They are open until 8:00 normally and it is quite lovely at night, although at this time of year the Noche de Luminarias means you may need to order tickets for certain nights.

zeb cook

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