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Prescott National Forest

Prescott, AZ
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Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering campgrounds, picnic grounds and 2,500 miles of roads for visitors.
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“thumb butte” (7 reviews)
“lovely drive” (2 reviews)
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Prescott, AZ
+1 928-567-4121
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a beautiful area with many scenic views. It was especially beautiful in the early morning before there was very many others out and about, and there were storms/rain going around we could see in the distance - made for some great photos.

Thank dhns2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to Prescott and did some hiking on some of the many well-marked trails. Such a difference in landscape and vegetation form the desert valley cities. We did encounter a snake as we hiked, so be careful of your surroundings. You also need to be...More

Thank coachwnh
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We travelled from Phoenix to Flagstaff and back travelling through the Prescott National Forest in both directions. It is truly amazing to see the effects of weather and altitude on the plant life and animals! Not quite forest, not quite desert but significantly unique! Must...More

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We found a small, off the main grid wine tasting place in Prescott and spent a couple of hours waiting to go to our Hotel. It was so nice to be able to "sit outside" in the shade and feel the breeze pass by your...More

1  Thank Cara L
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Commune with nature and explore the quiet side of the world. The trails are well tended and there is a lot of cover to keep you cool.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Prescott National Forest is visible from all of Prescott. You can hike the trails or just drive through it. Either way it is simply amazing and a must not miss place.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 28 May 2017

It was established in 1898. A lot of campgrounds within. I love this forest. Amazingly t is located next to the Sonoran Desert and it can get much much colder here! It has a lot of hiking trails for everyone. Start exploring it from Prescott.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Been in the park a number of times. Yesterday we drove to Jerome, a very interesting, haunted town. The drive is slow and beautiful. Many places to pull over and hike in various places in the forest.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The trail, located about 6 miles from Prescott, is 9.6 miles and includes a pass by the lookout tower. The woman in the tower invited us to for a 360-degree view of the mountains at 7700 feet, about 1300 higher than when starting the trail....More

2  Thank FrenchMD
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We spent a wonderful morning hiking in the Thumb Butte area. We hiked on Trail 316, 318, 332 and took the shoulder of County Rd 65. The Prescott National Forest had well marked trails and a very nice picnic area with restrooms at our trailhead...More

1  Thank Budrock9
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douglas s
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Response from Mn2Mx | Reviewed this property |
National forest guidelines require that dogs be on a six-foot leash at all times when in developed recreation areas and on interpretive trails. There are no leash requirements in the general forest areas. Even though you’re... More