Gold Canyon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The population was 6,029 at the 2000 census. The community is sometimes incorrectly called Gold Camp. The town name is not recognized on weather statements issued by the National Weather Service. The closest city to Gold Canyon is Apache Junction.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 22.3 square miles (57.8 Square Kilometer), all of it land.