How can you say no when your friend contacts you about doing a day hike around the Eastern part of the Superstition Mountains outside Phoenix? Thats what happened a few weeks ago, when we set off on the Red Tanks Loop from the Peralta Trailhead. The HikeArizona.com description has a 3 day version and a 2 day version, but nothing about a single day..... The hike description said the hike was 20 miles and had 2,800' of accumulated gain through brutal cat clawed choked trails. Luckily the hike wasn't as bad as the description made it and the scenery made up for the hell climb in the middle of the track.
If for some reason you are still interested in doing this day hike, or better yet doing it as a multi-day loop; you can find more information at the hikearizona.com description. It should be noted that either the description or more likely are GPS is inaccurate. Our hike came out to an additional mile and nearly 800' of accumulated gain more then the description. Have fun.