The latest news and posts from Explore Prescott AZ

Looking for the latest updates on recreation opportunities in the Prescott area?  Explore Prescott will be adding regular trail reports for hikers, mountain bikers, runners, horse back riders, and more.  Each week we’ll bring you at least one new trail report or story from the trails and lakes of this popular Northern Arizona town.  If you’d like updates delivered direct to your inbox, scroll down to the bottom of the page and subscribe.  Otherwise, bookmark this page and visit often to see the latest reports from the trails!

    Prescott Lakes - Lynx Lake USFS
    June 1, 2023
    Welcome to Prescott, Arizona, a place where nature’s beauty unfolds in breathtaking ways. Today, we invite you to explore one...
    Watson Lake Park - Views from Ground to Air
    May 17, 2023
    Watson Lake Park in Prescott, Arizona is a visual feast that combines rugged granite landscapes with the tranquility of wind...
    Add Something New To Your 'Things To Do In Prescott' List
    July 8, 2022
    How about taking a ride on an electric bike(Ebike)? The Peavine Trail is scenic and unique with many residents taking advantage...
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    Take A Look Around Watson Lake Park In 2022
    June 23, 2022
    We’re well into Prescott’s busy season.  The temperatures are warmer, events on the square are occuring almost every weekend, and...
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    Watson Lake Park is Now Open!
    May 13, 2022
    This is just a short post today to let everyone know that Watson Lake Park is has officially reopened to...
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    Recreation Access Is Limited
    April 26, 2022
    As you may(or may not) have heard there is a wildfire currently burning south of Prescott. On April 18, 2022 the...
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    'Tis the Season....For Christmas in Downtown Prescott
    December 3, 2021
      Prescott’s Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting is back!! Saturday December 4, 2021 is Prescott’s 39th annual Christmas Parade followed by the...
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    Forest Closures Due to Ongoing Wildfire Threats
    June 22, 2021
    The entirety of Coconino National Forest will be closed starting Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 8:00AM due to the fire...
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    Stage II Fire Restrictions
    June 18, 2021
    Stage 2 Fire Restrictions began June 11, 2021 and will remain in effect until the forest officials determine otherwise. This is...
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    Journeys in Spirit - 'Tis Gallery's 12th Annual Native Art Exhibit (a Virtual Tour)
    June 10, 2021
     We were recently welcomed back to the ‘Tis Art Gallery to create a Virtual Tour of their latest show Journeys...
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    Lynx Lake - Prescott, AZ
    May 7, 2021
    Explore Prescott took a trip over to Lynx Lake to make a virtual tour of the North Shore and South...
    Prescott Elks Theater - Take 1
    May 3, 2021
    Several weeks ago we had the privilege of visiting the historic Elks Theater in downtown Prescott. About a decade ago...
    Tis Art Gallery New Prescott Virtual Tour in 2021
    March 7, 2021
    We’re already well into 2021 here at Explore Prescott.  And we’ve recently resumed doing new Virtual Tours of Prescott for...
    Rental House Hunting In Prescott AZ
    December 11, 2020
    There’s a lot on the Internet about moving to Prescott Arizona.  It’s a hot spot for many people looking to...
    Prescott Courthouse Square Christmas Lights Virtual Tour 2020
    December 11, 2020
    The lighting of the Courthouse Square took place just last weekend.  It was mostly a virtual event this year given...
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    66th Annual Prescott Courthouse Lighting
    December 4, 2020
    Arizona’s Christmas City is Live Streaming Saturday’s 66th Annual Courthouse Lighting All four sides of the Yavapai County Courthouse, as well...
    Mountain Spirit Gallery Virtual Tour - Prescott Arizona
    October 25, 2020
    Prescott’s Historic Whiskey Row is home to many interesting businesses. From restaurants to jewelers, Art Galleries to famous bars, the...
    Goldwater Lake Virtual Tour - Another Prescott City Park Virtual Tour
    September 3, 2020
    If you can’t tell by now, Prescott has a lot of unique city parks.  Small parks in town, large complexes...
  • Prescott Pioneer Park Virtual Tour
    Pioneer Park - Prescott Virtual Tour
    August 28, 2020
    For today’s Virtual Tour in Prescott Arizona we’re going to pay a visit to Pioneer Park.  This recreation area is...
    Willow Lake Park Virtual Tour - Prescott Arizona
    August 11, 2020
     Willow Lake is another Prescott City Park located in the Granite Dells.  It’s “right around the corner” from Watson Lake...
    RV Camping In The Granite Dells - Point of Rocks Campground
    July 27, 2020
    A truly unique RV’ing experience. Point of Rocks Campground has been open to the public for decades and keeps new...
    Virtual Tour of Whiskey Row & the Whiskey Row Alley
    July 18, 2020
    Downtown Prescott’s Historical Whiskey Row & Whiskey Row Alley This virtual tour is satisfactory but not what I had originally imagined...
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    AZ Fire Restriction and Red Flag Warnings
    July 10, 2020
    Arizona Summer’s bring a lot of Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Warnings, but what does that mean? The Goodwin Fire in...
    Watson Lake Virtual Tour - Prescott AZ
    June 26, 2020
    Our latest virtual tour post brings visitors to Watson Lake Park, located in the Granite Dells.  Watson Lake is a...
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    Historic Prescott Courthouse Square Virtual Tour
    June 17, 2020
    While we already have a short virtual tour of the Courthouse Square in Prescott Arizona, we wanted to share what...
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    Prescott Courthouse Event Weekend Virtual Tour
    June 14, 2020
    Explore Prescott hasn’t seen any updates in quite a while.  We’ve been working on other projects with clients in the...
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    The Promised Land Climbing Area
    November 23, 2017
    To the North of Prescott Arizona is the town of Chino Valley.  Chino, Prescott Valey, and Prescott make up the...
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    Off-Roading near Prescott Arizona!
    October 19, 2017
    While you can’t say Prescott is known as an off-roading paradise, there are a lot of options for people interested...
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    The Old Silver Mine
    October 19, 2017
    A short distance from downtown Prescott there’s a hidden gem driving south out-of-town. Follow Senator highway, pass by Goldwater lake...
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    Photographing Prescott from on high. Drone Photography
    October 11, 2017
    As a recently licensed commercial drone pilot I’ve got to say that the Prescott area offers a lot of scenic...
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    2 sections of the Circle Trail you can skip
    September 20, 2017
    Continuing with our series on sections of the Prescott Circle Trail, we decided to do something a little different.  We’ve...
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    5 mile sections of The Prescott Circle Trail - Goldwater Lake to White Spar Campground
    September 14, 2017
    Continuing our series of segments of the Prescott Circle trail, today’s post brings you along the 5 mile segment from...
  • Monsoons in the Granite Dells Watson Lake and Willow Lake photographer Rich Charpentier
    Monsoon season in the Granite Dells 2017
    September 13, 2017
    September 12th, 2017 in the Granite Dells looking toward Granite Mountain Arizona’s Monsoons are something to be seen.  Incredibly powerful storms,...
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    5 mile sections of The Prescott Circle Trail - Peavine to Willow Lake
    September 11, 2017
    The Prescott Circle Trail is over 50 miles in length.  While completing it in a single day is possible for...
  • A stop along the Peavine Trail Mountain Bike Ride Prescott AZ
    The Peavine Trail Prescott AZ - Bike, Hike, Run, and Relax
    September 3, 2017
    Follow the red arrows to see the ride we did this morning. Located in the Granite Dells next to Watson Lake...
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    A Hike on the Constellation Trail - Prescott AZ
    September 1, 2017
    With so many trails to hike, bike, run, climb, and ride horses along, one of the big issues for this...
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    Granite Basin
    April 21, 2017
    Granite Basin – National Forest Service From almost anywhere in town the majestic Granite Mountain can be seen in the background. ...
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    Watson Lake Park
    April 21, 2017
    The Granite Dells look changes from day to day based on weather and time of year. You never know what...
  • Prescott Circle Trail Mountain Bike Hiking Trail Whiskey Off-Road
    The Prescott Circle Trail
    April 21, 2017
    The Prescott Circle Trail is a relatively new venture in the City of Prescott.  Well, new to the public that...
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