The Granite Dells

One of Prescott AZ’s treasures has to be the Granite Dells.  A little over 4 miles North of downtown Prescott, the Dells offer unique granite rock formations, 2 small lakes, and miles upon miles of trails.  From easy mountain bike rides, ebike rides(courtesy of Prescott Ebike rentals), leisurely hikes, to tough and technical terrain as well, the Dells offer something truly unique when it comes to outdoor recreation.

The two main areas that visitors go to on a daily basis are the city parks located in the Granite Dells.  Watson Lake Park and Willow Lake Park.  Both parks are open year round allowing visitors to see the changing scenery through the 4 mild seasons.  The summers are cooler than Southern Arizona.  And the winters are mild too, offering snow occasionally that melts off pretty quickly.

Of course, Monsoon season in Prescott AZ offers some incredible cloud builds, and dramatic sunrise and sunset photography opportunities.  And the dells offer stunning views during the season.  Even outside of the monsoon season, the views in these unique formations are second to none.

For more information about each of the city parks, look below.  And be sure to check out what a typical weekend in the dells looks like on the video included in this page.

The Granite Dells, Prescott AZ.  A fantastic outdoor recreational location.

  • Watson Lake Park

    Stunning rock formations, easy and moderate hiking and biking trails, a lovely lake nestled in Granite Rock formations. Spend a day, a weekend, or longer exploring this Arizona treasure! Learn more about Watson Lake

  • Willow Lake Park

    Prescott’s second City Park located in the Dells. Like Watson Lake Park, there are miles of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and a beautiful lake offering stunning views throughout the park. Learn more about Willow Lake

A weekend in The Granite Dells

Here is a nice virtual tour of Watson Lake and its Granite Dells created by our friends at AZ Drone.  You can find this and other Prescott Virtual Tours on our Virtual Tours page.