Really and truly ... Scorpion Gulch is the name of a real place. It's located just east of the park entrance. In it's heyday, it was a trading post that sold jewelry, leather, hand-made Indian goods, curios, penny candy and soda pop to the locals and visitors to the park.
In 1936 William Lunsford bought the 100 foot frontage and manually hauled in the stone to build the store and accompanying building in which he and his wife lived and operated the store... It is said the store operated until the late 1960's, and was once a bar (I don't know if it actually was a bar is true tellin's or not). The property became part of the Phoenix Historic Property Register in the 1990's.