Hiking The Granite Mountain / Granite Basin

The 33rd most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

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Northwest of Prescott near Granite Mountain, the Granite Basin Recreation Area has an network of trails shared by hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. The trail system is a series of loops that can be linked together to form long rides.

There are several trailheads that service the Granite Basin. The most popular trailheads are the Williamson Valley Trailhead in the north, the Katahn/Willow Creek Trailhead in the east, and the Cayuse Trailhead which is centrally located.

Overall, Granite Mountain / Granite Basin is the 33rd most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Granite Mountain / Granite Basin including Groom Creek Trail / Spruce Mountain, Thumb Butte and Seven Mile Gulch Trail.

Granite Mountain / Granite Basin Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  PNF (928) 445-7253 or 443-8000; Prescott Tourism (800) 266-7534; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Yavapai Campground; Pleasant St. Inn (928) 445-4774

Luxury Loding:  Mt. Version Inn (928) 778-0886; Prescott Pines Inn (800) 541-5374.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Flips Cafe SR89 North of SR89A

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/

GPS:  34.6071, -112.5362

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  16769

Granite Mountain / Granite Basin Hiking Map


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