A summer haven, winter wonderland and an outdoor lover's dream.
With approximately 68 miles of beautiful hikes for all skill levels, an abundance of lakes and mountains, a majestic pine forest and many looming rocky bluffs for climbing, it's hard to choose your ideal way to explore.
Let us help. Below you will find some of our favorite trails, lakes and outdoor adventures to best showcase all of Prescott's outdoor beauty.
With beautiful trails for any skill level, Prescott is a great place to hike, bike, ATV and horseback ride.
To best pick the ideal trail for yourself, see the map below of Prescott's Mile-High Trail System or click here to view an interactive map and start exploring today!
Only four miles north of Downtown Prescott, Watson Lake Park allows you access to both the iconic lake and the breathtaking surrounding boulders of Granite Dells. With two boat launches, excellent fishing and well equipped and maintained picnic areas, Watson lake is great for many exciting and family friendly activities.
Just a stone's throw north of Watson Lake Park, Willow Lake Park is ideal for kayaking, canoeing and sailing as it does now permit the use of any boats with gasoline motors. It too has picnic areas, restrooms and great fishing, but it also has an "Important Birding Area" as designated by the Audubon Society AND an archaeological site!
This 15-acre lake is perfect for kayaking and canoeing and boasts many other outdoor recreational activities like a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits and playgrounds. It is also the only one of these three lakes that offers handicapped accessible picnic sites. Great for fishing, boating and family friendly outdoor activities.
Whiskey Row has some of Prescott's oldest buildings and most interesting history. Called such due to the number of saloons built there after the whole block burned down in 1900, the Row has been home to as many as 40 saloons at it's peak. Now Whiskey Row is known for its art galleries, boutique shops, and of course its famous saloons.
Prescott is well know for both its art galleries and its public art. Every 4th Friday an art walk is held where you can wander the beautiful streets of Downtown and discover many different kinds of art and purchase pieces from sculptures to jewelry.
From Granite Mountain to Thumb Butte to the Dells, Prescott has an abundance of perfect climbing locations for all skill levels. Grab your gear and go experience some extreme Prescott adventure!
Prescott has access to several scenic highways that both showcase the beauty of town and serve as a gateway to several nearby scenic towns, highways and local landmarks. This makes it an ideal destinations for both motorcycle and car rides, so don't forget Prescott when charting your trip!