Watson Lake Virtual Tour – Prescott AZ

Our latest virtual tour post brings visitors to Watson Lake Park, located in the Granite Dells.  Watson Lake is a major attraction in the Prescott area.  Offerning camping during the summer season, hiking trails throughout the park, mountain biking trails, fun on the water, and so much more.  If you’re looking to paddle into canyons in a rented kayak, or …

Historic Prescott Courthouse Square Virtual Tour

visit prescott downtown courthouse

While we already have a short virtual tour of the Courthouse Square in Prescott Arizona, we wanted to share what the square looks like on a typical day. From Spring through Fall there are often major events on the square, and weekdays are often quiet and subdued.  An early morning walk around the square is a great way to start …

Prescott Courthouse Event Weekend Virtual Tour

Prescott Virtual Tour of the Courthouse

Explore Prescott hasn’t seen any updates in quite a while.  We’ve been working on other projects with clients in the Prescott area.  But we’ll be updating the site more often in 2020. While we’ve all been living with social distancing, self quarantines, and managing our lives through the Covid crisis, we realized that we might be able to help visitors …

The Promised Land Climbing Area

Promised Land Canyon climbing area in Chino Valley AZ

To the North of Prescott Arizona is the town of Chino Valley.  Chino, Prescott Valey, and Prescott make up the “Tri-City” area, so we’re happy to share more outdoor recreation opportunities in the surrounding towns.  And Chino offers some amazing climbing opportunities. Driving out into the open high country of Arizona, intrepid climbers may find the canyon known as “The …

Off-Roading near Prescott Arizona!

Off-roading Adventures near Chino Valley Arizona

While you can’t say Prescott is known as an off-roading paradise, there are a lot of options for people interested in off-road recreation. In almost any direction from downtown Prescott you can find places for dirt bikes, 4 wheelers, and quads. Chino valley Arizona offers many great off-road opportunities off of Perkinsville Road. Visitors to that area can spend days …

The Old Silver Mine

Silver Mine off-road Adventure Prescott Arizona

A short distance from downtown Prescott there’s a hidden gem driving south out-of-town. Follow Senator highway, pass by Goldwater lake and continue driving past Groom Creek. You’ll find yourself on a dirt road heading out to Walker and Crown King. And along the drive you’ll come upon the old silver mine. It’s a unique location to be sure. Nestled among …

Photographing Prescott from on high. Drone Photography

Legal drone photography Prescott Arizona safe flight planning

As a recently licensed commercial drone pilot I’ve got to say that the Prescott area offers a lot of scenic views for drone photography.  Places like the Granite Dells, Granite Basin, Thumb Butte, Lynx Lake, and Goldwater lake offer some amazing visual opportunities.  With that said, aerial photography with drones in the tri-city area offer some major challenges as well.  …

2 sections of the Circle Trail you can skip

Hiking in Prescott, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, in Prescott AZ

Continuing with our series on sections of the Prescott Circle Trail, we decided to do something a little different.  We’ve started featuring 5 mile sections of the trail for visitors who might not have the time to do the entire trail on their next visit to the area.  While there are many recommended sections, there are also that don’t offer …

Monsoon season in the Granite Dells 2017

Monsoons in the Granite Dells Watson Lake and Willow Lake photographer Rich Charpentier

Arizona’s Monsoons are something to be seen.  Incredibly powerful storms, amazing cloud builds every afternoon, and the skies afterward are completely enchanting.  Throughout the entire state, the monsoon season leaves many people in awe.  And when it comes to scenes from the 2017 monsoon season, Watson Lake and Willow Lake in Prescott Arizona’s Granite Dells offered a lot to visitors …