Top Adventures in Yavapai County

  • Camp at Watson Lake in Prescott

    Camping sites are only available in the summer months but the park is explorable year round! Watson Lake is a very unique place, in a state primarily made up of sandstone lies a lake surrounded by uniquely shaped Granite Boulders, excellent for hi...

  • Kayak at Watson Lake

    Watson lake is relatively small so it makes a great place for beginners to kayak. One end of the lake is surrounded by large granite dells. Depending on the water levels you can kayak around and in between many of them. We kayaked around for about...

  • Hike the Watson Lake and Flume Trail Loop

    The Watson Lake and Flume Trail is a 4.5 mile loop hike that takes you next to Watson Lake near Prescott, AZ. This trail also makes for a great workout if you throw on your running shoes. Keep in mind there is no shade, so pack water and sunscreen...

    4.5 miles 367 ft gain

  • Hike Lynx Lake

    Starting at the parking lot, you will have to pay your dues prior to beginning your hike. You will immediately be met with fresh air and refreshing summer temperatures. A short decent down will lead you to the first trail marker, which the 55-acre...

    3.52 miles 182 ft gain

  • Hike the Tuzigoot Trail

    Spend a couple of hours to discover the incredible legacy of an ancient people at Tuzigoot National Monument.  Start at the Visitor Center, then take a self-guided, half mile loop trail that will lead around and through an incredible 110 room pueb...

    0.5 miles 55 ft gain

  • Hike to Robbers Roost

    The hike begins on the eastern side of the parking area. It is only a half mile hike but the views are amazing. Hike through the beautiful Sedona landscape of red rock and juniper before finding your way to this breathtaking cliff side view! Feel ...

    1 miles 80 ft gain

  • 4X4 to Honanki Heritage Site

    One of Sedona’s best and most scenic drives, that happens to also lead to Native American ruins, has to be Loy Butte Road (FR-525). This route also forms the eastern half of the famous Outlaw 4×4 Jeep Trail. The road is very rough in places, espec...

  • Hike to Bear Mountain

    Bear Mountain is one of the more difficult hikes in Sedona but has very easy access. There is a parking area between Doe Mountain and Bear Mountain. The trailhead is across the street and the initial approach is very flat. The red rock blu...

    6 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the Cockscomb Trail

    This is a wonderful less traveled trail that is fairly easy hiking, at least until you reach the base of the Cockscomb. It does not have much shade. I recommend hiking this trail late afternoon into sunset as the trail weaves between Doe Mountain ...

    1.5 miles 330 ft gain

  • Hike Doe Mountain

    The trail begins almost immediately with some gradual switchbacks that climb up the mesa at a moderate incline. As you climb you will come to a trail junction with the Aerie trail about .3 in. At this junction just make sure to stay on the trail m...

    1.4 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike Sedona's Fay Canyon

    Located on the outskirts of Sedona's main attractions, Fay Canyon is a hidden gem. The Fay Canyon Trail is an easy, scenic hike that takes you through this lesser-known Sedona canyon. You won't see majestic open views like those of Bell Rock, but ...

    2.2 miles 150 ft gain

  • Hike to Fay Canyon Arch

    ...The hike through Fay Canyon goes 1.25 miles to Box Canyon and is rated easy to moderate. To see Fay Canyon Arch though is a much shorter hike. From Boynton Pass Rd, park at Fay Canyon parking lot. The parking lot offers restrooms and a few picn...

    1.6 miles 492 ft gain

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    • Granite Basin Road

      Yavapai Campground

      Overview Yavapai Campground is within the Granite Basin Recreation Area, at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The campground is located seven miles northwest of downtown Prescott. Main attractions are ...

    • Prescott, Arizona

      Alto Pit Ohv Campground

      Overview Alto Pit OHV Campground is located at the foot of Granite Mountain Wilderness Area, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. The off-highway trail system within the recreation area draws enthusiasts...

    • Prescott, Arizona

      Thumb Butte

      Overview Thumb Butte Group Picnic Area is a convenient place for groups of up to 100 people to enjoy a day outdoors. The site is located under the towering pines of Prescott National Forest about 4...

    • Prescott, Arizona

      Eagle Ridge Group Campground

      Overview Eagle Ridge Group Campground sits within a tall ponderosa pine forest of Prescott National Forest. The site lies in the Bradshaw Mountains along Lynx Lake and is convenient to the historic...

    • Walker Road

      Lynx Campground

      Overview Lynx Campground is located in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area at 5,600 feet in elevation. Within 1/4 mile of the popular Lynx Lake, the campground is situated along the lake's west shorelin...

    • Prescott, Arizona

      Groom Creek Schoolhouse

      Overview Built in 1902, this historic schoolhouse and adjacent picnic area in Arizona's Prescott National Forest may be reserved for day use for groups of up to 60 people. The facility offers a pic...

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