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Prescott National Forest

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Address: , Prescott, AZ
Phone Number: 9285674121
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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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A beautiful drive

We did not have the time to hike any trails, but we drove through the forest along the scenic roads. It is beautiful. Be prepared to stop and take pictures!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We did not have the time to hike any trails, but we drove through the forest along the scenic roads. It is beautiful. Be prepared to stop and take pictures!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Mingus Mountain Campground is above Jerome at around 7300 ft. The views are absolutely spectacular!. There are two camping areas, one with group sites. Electricity is generally available but when we went most of the hookups were out so check back with the Verde Valley Forest Service. My sister and I had a generator so we charged our phones etc.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nature at it's best. Four lakes close to downtown Prescott. Bike, hike ,and horse trails through out the area. Fishing, dog walking, bird watching, boating, rock climbing. Just about anything you could want is available. Beautiful scenery of rock formations and mountain views. Forest is full of critters. Did I mention relaxing and fresh air. Perfect for the whole family.

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Prescott, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We live in Prescott, so sometimes we take the forest for granted. This last week we took the ATV's and started exploring. There are lots of established roads, and even though the forest has closed a bunch of places, we found plenty of riding areas. This time we stayed just south of Groom Creek, off of Senator Highway and towards... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We drove through a number of National Forests on our 3-day trip, but Prescott is one of the most lovely. There's not a lot to do, but enjoy the tall Ponderosa pines.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I ws recently at Willow Lake and had the pleasure to see a bit puma, a bobcat, a mother dear and faun, and a pair of eagles. This is also a great place to go and meditate or spend a little alone time. There are lots of hiking trails all over the forest and that means all over the outskirts... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful place for hiking. Thumb Butte is a high point in Prescott. I do this walk two times per month. Many walk up the steep way and come down in a more gingerly way. One way takes 20-30 minutes. The views are spectacular. There is a parking fee for all national parks in AZ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We live near many of the Prescott National Forests wonderful lakes, campgrounds, trails and scenery and try enjoy their grandeur as often as time allows. We often meet up with folks from out of town who come up to our mile high mountains to experience and enjoy our cool mountain forests and the areas hospitality and friendliness that makes for... More 

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Living in AZ, any body of water is a treat, but the little lakes around Prescott are a so coal.treasure. they are all small, therefore quiet & the scenery just adds to the beauty & the sense of peace.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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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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