Granite Basin – National Forest Service

From almost anywhere in town the majestic Granite Mountain can be seen in the background.  Granite Mountain is a favorite hiking and climbing area for many local residents, and it’s a popular recreation area for many visitors to Prescott.

The Granite Basin area is part of the National Forest Service.  It’s open year round for visitors and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.  You can spend part of the day, your entire day, or even longer around Granite Mountain.

Only 8.5 miles from Downtown Prescott, Granite Basin is easily accessible for visitors spending only a day in the area, and is inviting for visitors spending an extended time in the area as well.  Whether your staying in town, or camping at Granite Mountain, the recreation area is accessible to all!

Granite Mountain is well known in the climbing community.  Rock climbers from across the country come to visit and climb Granite Mountain, and several other special spots in Granite Basin.  Plan an all day climb on the distinctive cliff face.  Or spend part of your day bouldering or climbing one of several smaller slabs in the area.

The Granite Basin Recreation area offers the following:

  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • A horse trailer offload parking area
  • Rock Bouldering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Parking Areas
  • Restrooms
  • A small camping area for tents and RV’s

Granite Mountain – The tour from above

The video below was shot by our friends over at Arizona High Altitude Training.