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Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Trail

Yarnell, Arizona

5.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

6.52 miles

Elevation Gain

1985 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Trail is an out-and-back trail located in Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. This park near Yarnell, Arizona, memorializes the nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died at this location on June 30, 2013, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. 

There is limited parking at the trailhead, so best to arrive early or take the shuttle in from Yarnell. Please keep in mind that there isn't much shade, so bring plenty of water and sun coverage. The park does not permit mountain biking. 

Contacting the park can be done via the following number: (877) 697-2757.

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Features

Running
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Family Friendly
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Reviews

Trailhead is easy to find. You hike up and pass memorials for each of the 19 we lost that day. The morning we went it was a 30 percent chance of snow so we bundled up. We hiked up into the cloud cover and into the snow. Great hike for those who are able to do moderate hikes. I will definately do this again. Remember you are at a higher elevation so it can be harder to catch your breath.

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