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Prescott National Forest

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Address: Prescott, AZ
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Activities: Prospecting, Fishing
Description: Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering...
Forest located in a mountainous section of central Arizona, offering campgrounds, picnic grounds and 2,500 miles of roads for visitors.
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Beautiful drive

We traveled through part of the Prescott National Forest by car. We loved the cooler air and the scenic views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Eagle River, Alaska
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258 reviews 258 reviews
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We traveled through part of the Prescott National Forest by car. We loved the cooler air and the scenic views.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While visiting family in Sun City, AZ, my wife and I decided to embark on a road trip that took us to the Prescott Valley area of the state. The scenery was spectacular for as far as the eye could see. You were definitely up and off of the desert floor, as temperatures dropped during the day. This area is... More 

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Tianjin, China
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The pride in the US National Park Service can be found here! Great facilities (Pavilions, restrooms, parking areas) with clearly marked trails, gathering/cooking/eating areas, completely litter free. It is quiet, comfortable and the people visiting are friendly and cordial.

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Union, Oregon
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116 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Beautiful hilly drive over mountains to Jerome/Sedona area. High elevation and very scenic. Definitely worth checking out.

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Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can find a trail here for every hiker, from beginner to expert. Just make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack and pick a cooler time of day for longer hikes. Be aware of the wildlife and try not to hike alone. If you do go alone, have some spray with you or another type of weapon... More 

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Northern Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Seriously, the overlook of the Verde Valley and Sedona red rocks from Mingus Mountain is amazing and not to be missed if you visit the Jerome/Sedona/Cottonwood area...It is a spirit filled view.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are many trails in the forest for all fitness levels. The elevation is between 5000 and 6500 ft so be prepared. You may get out of breath earlier than normal. What a great way to spend a fall afternoon in the sunshine among the trees.

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Prescott, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Thumb Butte Trail 33 has long been my favorite hiking trail in Prescott. Yesterday my wife and I hiked the 3.7 mile Thumb Butte Bypass trail. We started on Trail 326 from the parking lot, but continued going straight to follow Trail 367 which follows along the creek. The trail follows the creek and the road, so you can't get... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The hiking,riding and biking trails in close proximity to Prescott make it nice for short hikes if you have limited time. Adequate parking at the Williamson Valley Trailhead and the trails were not crowded during the mid-afternoon.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Immense boulders, stately forests, and desert... all of this is contained within or near the Prescott National Forest. It is not far from downtown Prescott to the heart of this often forbidding yet beautiful place. Best to visit in spring. My visit was before 2013 but there is no drop down menu for the actual date.

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