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G = gluten-free options, V=Vegan options

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Local Attractions

Hiking Trails and Outdoor Recreation

Short Hikes/Bikes, Picnic Areas, Canoeing/Kayaking, & Camping

Granite Mountain / Granite Basin Recreation Area20 minutes to trailhead parking Google Maps Directions
Drive north on Grove Ave to Iron Springs Rd. Turn left and drive west approximately 2.5 miles to the Granite Basin turn off. Take a right onto Granite Basin Road and continue to the Playa or Metate Trailhead parking lot. Here you can access a variety of trails from easy to difficult terrain. Parking fee. Hike/Bike. Picnic Area. Fishing. *Some trails closed in Spring.

Watson Lake Park & Campground12 minutes to park entranceGoogle Maps Directions
Drive south on Grove Ave to Gurley St. Go left (east) through downtown. Continue on Gurley to Highway 89 North (stay in left lane). At the traffic circle, stay in the right lane, which goes directly into the Watson Lake Recreation Area. Parking fee. Hiking/Biking. Picnic Area. Canoe/Kayak Rental. Disc Golf Course & Rental. Horseshoes. Bocce. Camping.

Thumb Butte Park & Campground10 minutes to trailhead parkingGoogle Maps Directions
Drive south on Grove Ave to Gurley St. Turn right (west) and follow Gurley as it bends southwest and turns into Thumb Butte Rd. Continue approximately 1 mile and enter the Thumb Butte Recreational Area parking lot. Trails are located on either side of the road. Parking fee. Hiking/Biking. Picnic Area. Camping.

Lynx Lake Recreation Area15 minutes to North Shore parking areaGoogle Maps Directions
Drive south on Grove Ave to Gurley St. Turn left (east) and continue on Gurley as it turns into Hwy 69 (stay in right lane). Continue to Walker Road (past Trader Joe’s) and turn right (south). Follow Walker Rd 3 miles to the North Shore parking area; turn left into the entrance drive. (The Highlands Center for Natural History is about a ½ mile further down Walker Rd. and provides guided and self-guided hikes and activities). Parking Fee. Hiking/Biking. Canoe/Kayak Rental. Camping.

Goldwater Lake Park15 minutes to park entranceGoogle Maps Directions
Drive south on Grove Ave. to Gurley St. Turn left (east) and continue to Mt. Vernon /Senator Hwy. Turn right. Continue about 4 miles. Turn right at Goldwater Lake Park. Parking fee. Picnic Area. Hike/Bike. Horseshoes. Volleyball. Camping.

Grand Canyon

Since you've come all this way, why not visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world: the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. We're only a short 2 1/2 hour drive from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, and there is a plethora of ways to enjoy it. Join a tour or be your own guide. Either way, these links will give you a sense of the options and help you make your plans. Many Grand Canyon tour companies are based in cities all throughout the region including Phoenix to the South, and Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Sedona, Flagstaff, and Williams to the North - even Las Vegas.

Grand Canyon Attractions

Prescott & North Central Arizona

Prescott and Prescott Valley
Jerome (35 miles / 55 mins)
Sedona (68 miles / 1.5 hours)

Other North Central Arizona

Flagstaff & Northern Arizona

Flagstaff (100 miles / 2 hours)
Grand Canyon (130 miles / 2.5 hours)

Other Northern Arizona

Phoenix & Central Arizona 

(100 miles / 2 hours South of Prescott)

Phoenix Metro 

Other Central Arizona

Tucson & Southern Arizona

(215 miles / 3.5 hours South of Prescott)


Other Southern Arizona