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Prescott National Forest

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Address: Prescott, AZ
Phone Number: 9285674121
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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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Diverse landscapes are available to anyone looking to explore the Prescott National Forest. Many hiking trails super easy to extreme hikes. Mines, foundations, old kilns, town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer L
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Paulden, Arizona, United States
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Paulden, Arizona, United States
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Diverse landscapes are available to anyone looking to explore the Prescott National Forest. Many hiking trails super easy to extreme hikes. Mines, foundations, old kilns, town sites, waterfalls, climbing, rock hounding, cutting Christmas trees. You name it you can do it in the Prescott forest. Diverse wildlife as well. The forest is beautiful and worth exploring. Research what you're interested... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just moved here from Temecula, CA and we walk in the forest w/ our 100lb pity. We have a ball and so does he! I feel like we're on vacation every day. God brought us here after we had a few obstacles to overcome. We're thankful everyday for what we have.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Thank Caddy69
Prescott, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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BeverlyMass
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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

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Chicago, Illinois
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1,067 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
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 

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Arlington
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

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