Recreation Access Is Limited

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As you may(or may not) have heard there is a wildfire currently burning south of Prescott. On April 18, 2022 the Crooks Fire began about 10 miles south of Prescott. The cause has not been determined as of this blog post and is still under investigation. The fire is around 6400 acres with under 25% containment at this time due …

Forest Closures Due to Ongoing Wildfire Threats

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The entirety of Coconino National Forest will be closed starting Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 8:00AM due to the fire dangers and wildfire activity because of the dry conditions of the forests. This is for the safety of the public as well as the safety of the emergency and fire personnel in the area. Violating the Closure Order can result …

Stage II Fire Restrictions

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Stage 2 Fire Restrictions began June 11, 2021 and will remain in effect until the forest officials determine otherwise. This is from directly from the Forest Service website. More links at the bottom. Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following: Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, …

Pioneer Park – Prescott Virtual Tour

Prescott Pioneer Park Virtual Tour

For today’s Virtual Tour in Prescott Arizona we’re going to pay a visit to Pioneer Park.  This recreation area is an incredibly large installation featuring multiple activities.  Pioneer Park has something for everyone.  Adults and children all have features to entertain them! At the entrance to Pioneer Park visitors will find something incredibly unique.  An outdoor Roller Rink is one …

Willow Lake Park Virtual Tour – Prescott Arizona

 Willow Lake is another Prescott City Park located in the Granite Dells.  It’s “right around the corner” from Watson Lake and the Prescott Circle Trail connects both Willow and Watson Lake. Like Watson Lake, Willow offers a small boat launch, multiple covered picnic areas, a historic archeology site, and miles of trails for visitors to explore.  Visitors can enjoy …

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 …

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 …

The Peavine Trail Prescott AZ – Bike, Hike, Run, and Relax

A stop along the Peavine Trail Mountain Bike Ride Prescott AZ

Located in the Granite Dells next to Watson Lake Park, visitors to Prescott will find a fun trail for all.  Take a short hike, break out your mountain bike, bring along some cameras and binoculars for bird watching…..whatever you’d like to do.  The Peavine Trail follows an old railroad grade through the Granite Dells.  You don’t have to be a …

Watson Lake Park

Watson Lake Park Prescott Arizona Recreation Camping

This post is being written after taking a late morning stroll through Watson Lake Park.  Readers should know, this is a beautiful location that is sometimes beyond description.  Stunning granite formations, a lovely small lake (a pond by east coast standards), hiking trails, boat launches, locals and visitors enjoying the day…..  This park is one of those must see locations.  …