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A Quick Adventure That’s Good for Your Soul

A Quick Adventure That’s Good for Your Soul

In honor of National Trails Day, June 1, crews began work on the new Williams Peak Trail #738By Amanda Lane, owner, The Hike ShackEarly this spring, in honor of National Trails Day, volunteers from all over came to Prescott to lend a hand and play in the dirt—and to...

Wilderness: Where the Earth is Untamed  

Wilderness: Where the Earth is Untamed  

Mingus Mountain is a wonderful place to explore. Not only is this beautiful mountain about 10 degrees than Prescott on any given day, but the cool, tall Pinion Pines, Gamble Oaks and miles of trails offer a quick getaway less than 45 minutes from downtown.

Save the Dells

Save the Dells

The Granite Dells. They’re one of the things that really define Prescott; a wild and free landscape like our city’s grandmothers found when they came here a century ago.

What will our town become if there are hundreds of homes, miles of new roads, and a huge resort in the heart of the Dells? That’s a question that keeps me up at night. It’s why I volunteer full-time for Save the Dells.

Challenge: Accepted! The Prescott Circle Trail

Challenge: Accepted! The Prescott Circle Trail

The Yavapai Trails Association challenges all locals (and visitors!) to complete the entire Prescott Circle Trail By Amanda Lane A group of hikers, bikers, and equestrian riders with a love for the space in which we live and play founded the non-profit Yavapai Trails...

Share the Trails—and Enjoy Them!  The Prescott Circle Trail Mini Guide

Share the Trails—and Enjoy Them!  The Prescott Circle Trail Mini Guide

A community dream that took more than 25 years to become a reality, thanks to the work of many locals, the Prescott Circle Trail (PCT) opened in May 2015. This 54-mile loop around the City of Prescott comprises 25 miles of city trails and 29 miles of Prescott National Forest trails, with 600 feet of elevation change, accessible via 15 different trailheads.

Trees, Trees, Trees!

Trees, Trees, Trees!

Spruce Mountain is one of the most breathtaking peaks in the Bradshaws. The Smith Ravine Trail climbs the eastern side of this peak from Walker Road.