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Prescott National Forest

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Address: Prescott, AZ
Phone Number: 9285674121

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 lovely drive through the forest with stunning scenery and plenty of wildlife to observe..Lakes and floral views abound. Easy driving experience and the roads were fine to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely drive through the forest with stunning scenery and plenty of wildlife to observe..Lakes and floral views abound. Easy driving experience and the roads were fine to navigate.

Thank Bucketgob
Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took scenic route home from Prescott to Wickenburg to west edge of PHX (303) to southern AZ. Was nice drive, skip if you're in a rush. Mountains all around, horse ranches in valley.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living near the start of this forest is great as it's almost part of our backyard! Trails galore... hikes to lakes with wonderful views and wildlife.

1 Thank Russ J
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

On Our drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff we got off I-17 North onto Highway 69 and took this scenic drive into the Prescott National Forest along 89A. We were not disappointed... it was an amazing drive. The drive North on 89A from Prescott went high into the mountains and had many, many switchbacks with speed limits of 15-20 miles along... More 

Thank Caddy69
Prescott, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

had a nice walk in the rocks with a former ranger. It was uncrowded, clean and beautiful. Im glad I brought my walking stick!

Thank Beatrice P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We took this alternative route back to Scottsdale. A great ride but make sure you have the time. Allow almost two hours plus as most of the forest is 20-25 mph. Loved the ride all the way back to Route 17 and then a quick ride to Scottsdale

Thank Grampster
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The drive south on 89 from Prescott to Wilhoit was very nice through the Prescott National Forest. There were lots of twists and turns - but nothing too sharp or dangerous during good weather. The scenery along the way was also pretty - especially the rock formations on the southern section. It was a nice alternative drive to get from... More 

1 Thank Diane K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Stop downtown at the Prescott Forest Service office & obtain maps and guidance. We enjoyed a long (10 mis) walk in Granite Basin area northwest of town one day. And a 6.5 mile loop hike up Granite Mountain on another day. Whatever your comfort level and ability level, you can find it here.

1 Thank DS1Arlington
Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Was there with friends for a staff picnic, what a great spot for it. Nice dining area, lake is beautiful, canoes and other great things to have fun with. Felt wonderful to be there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The drive from Prescott through this beautiful forest was frightening for me. Too many sharp turns, switchbacks steep downhill and uphill grades between Prescott and Lake Pleasant. A white knuckle drive for this woman. Doubt I will make that drive again.

Thank Christy H

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