Granite Mountain Trail #261 - Prescott, AZ
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Granite Mountain Trail #261
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Granite Mountain Trail #216 is a 4.1 mile trail. Elevation ranges from 5,800 feet to 7,200 feet as hikers hike up Granite Mountain. Much of the trail is within Granite Mountain Wilderness. The first mile is rated as easy, then a difficult climb to the top.
This challenging trail begins northwest of Granite Basin Lake at the end of Forest Road 327 and terminates near the top of Granite Mountain. The trail traverses a dense chaparral landscape for the first 3 miles before giving way to granite rock outcropping dominated by ponderosa pine.
Hikers and horseback riders are welcomed on this trail.

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Facilities: There is drinking water and a restroom at Metate Trailhead. There are picnic areas, fishing, and camping in Granite Basin Recreation Area.

Best Time To Visit: Granite Mountain Trail is open year round but is especially recommended from May through October.

Fees: There are fees associated with this trail because it is within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. A parking fee will apply.

Accessibility: This trail is not handicap accessible.

Rules: Pets must be leashed. Since this trail goes through a Wilderness area, mechanized travel, including mountain bikes, are prohibited.

Areas of the trail or Wilderness may be closed to access to protect mating peregrine falcons. Please obey all posted signs for closures or other restrictions.

Directions: To reach the Granite Mountain Trail trailhead from the Courthouse Square in Prescott, go east 4.7 miles on Montezuma, then Whipple St., then Iron Springs Rd. Follow Iron Springs Road for 3.2 miles to the turnoff to Granite Basin Lake (Forest Road 374). Turn north on Forest Road 374 and follow for 3.1 miles to a one-way loop. Pass Granite Basin Lake on the right and continue to the trailhead at Metate Trailhead.

Map: Click here for a map to Granite Mountain Trail #261

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted to use the Granite Mountain Trail.

 
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344 S Cortez St
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