Responsible Recreation: AOT has collaborated with outdoor recreation management agencies at the federal, state and local levels to create Responsible Recreation Across Arizona, a one-stop resource with guidelines on enjoying spectacular Arizona landscapes while adhering to COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines.
The latest responsible recreation updates include statewide fire safety and restriction information plus guidance on summer recreation in the state’s deserts. With so many Arizonans turning to the outdoors as a great escape, it’s critical to approach these activities with a protective mindset, as these agencies remain committed to keeping all public lands open and accessible while protecting staff and visitors. This resource is updated regularly and can be shared with Arizonans and visitors alike.
The City of Prescott provides a trails map via the Avenza Map app.
After downloading the app, you can download a spatially referenced version of the map using the following link.
How You Can Contribute to the Trails System
Mile-High Trail System
The Mile-High Trail System contains approximately 100+ miles of trails including Rails-to-Trails projects along the former Santa Fe Railroad, the Prescott Circle Trail System, the Greenways Trails System and the Dells trails around Watson and Willow Lakes. The Prescott Circle Trail is a network of trails that encircle all of Prescott. The Greenways Trails are urban trails along Granite and Miller Creeks that run through downtown Prescott.
- Prescott’s Trails and Outdoor Recreation Map (Front Side)
- Prescott’s Trails and Outdoor Recreation Map (Back Side)
|Map #||Trail Name||Mileage||Low Elevation||High Elevation||Usages||Trail Map|
|Acker Park||1.5 mi.||5630'||5480'|
|Aspen Creek||.8 mi.||5600'||5500'|
|Badger Mountain||4.04 mi.||6064'||5514'|
|Butte Creek||1.3 mi.||5788'||5508'|
|Community Nature Center||1.5 mi.||5640'||5520'|
|Embry Riddle-Jan Alfano Trails||2.35 mi.||5276'||5162'|
|Flume Canyon, Watson Dam and Northshore||2.4 mi.||5186'||5057'|
|Goldwater Lake||1 mi.||6000'||5980'|
|Granite Dells Estates||1.78 mi.||5173'||5041'|
|Granite Gardens||1.5 mi.||'||'|
|Greenways Trail System||1.5 mi.||5336'||5300'|
|Lakeside aka Fishing Trail and Explorer||1.1 mi.||5178'||5158'|
|Lower Granite Creek Discovery||.8 mi.||5188'||5158'|
|Over the Hill||.4 mi.||5194'||5076'|
|Pioneer Park||9 mi.||5480'||5220'|
|Prescott Circle Trail||56 mi.||6680'||5160'|
|Prescott Lakes and Vista Park||5 mi.||5470'||5200'|
|Prescott Peavine National Recreation||6 mi.||5220'||5160'|
|Rancho Vista||.6 mi.||6052'||5680'|
|Rodeo Grounds||.5 mi.||5477'||5412'|
|Sundog to Lowes Hill||mi.||'||'|
|Watson Lake Loop||4.79 mi.||5237'||5075'|
|Watson Woods||1.5 mi.||5218'||5188'|
|Willow Dells Slickrock Loops||3 mi.||5180'||5080'|
|Willow Lake Loop||5.7 mi.||5225'||5073'|
Take a look at the video below for an overview of some of the latest trails to ride and hike in Prescott.
Check out the new Dells Slickrock Trails!
via Ken Bennet’s fun helmet cam video
Check out the items below to see how Prescott trails have made the news.
- The Complete Guide to Riding in Prescott, Arizona
- Whiskey Off Road Endurance Ride Video
- National Geographic Rates Prescott in Best Adventure Towns
- Mountain Bike Action Article
- Rails to Trails Hall of Fame (Peavine Trail)
- History of Trail Building in Prescott
- Sharlot Hall Museum trail map listings
- Contact the Prescott National Forest at 928-443-8000, or visit the Prescott National Forest trails website
- Prescott Lakes Trails System Map
- E-Bike Routes
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