Gold Canyon is considered by many as an upscale community that has many affordable homes and is sometimes incorrectly called Gold Camp. Gold Canyon is adjacent to the Superstition Mountain Wilderness and at the foothills of Superstition Mountain, which offer thousands of square miles of public land for hiking, bike riding, photography, camping and other outdoor sports. Gold Canyon is the closest community to the famous annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. The Safeway International LPGA golf tournament is held at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon. There are five 18-hole championship length golf courses within Gold Canyon and dozens more within a 30 minute drive.