Granite Mountain / Granite Basin Horseback Riding

The 32nd most popular equestrian trail in Arizona.

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Northwest of Prescott near Granite Mountain, the Granite Basin Recreation Area has an network of trails open to horseback riders. The horse 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 32nd most popular horse trail of all 49 horseback rides in Arizona. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Granite Mountain / Granite Basin including Old Military Trail, Sycamore Trail, Groom Creek Loop, Sheridan Mountain / Smith Mesa, Thumb Butte and Seven Mile Gulch Trail.


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

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

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Article Source:   Best Granite Mountain / Granite Basin Horseback Riding Review

GPS:  34.6071, -112.5362

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  16768

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