High Use Trails
Many Blind Corners
Trail etiquette is an important part of keeping our trails fun and safe for all users. Remember to . . .
Share the Trail
Respect other users, expect other users.
Bicyclists yield to runners, hikers, and horses.
Be friendly and courteous.
Warn people when you are planning to pass.
Ride within your ability at all times.
Bicyclists should stop to allow horses to pass safely.
Downhill traffic yields to uphill traffic. When in doubt, yield.
Bicyclists anticipate other trail users around corners and control
Riding with headphones is dangerous; avoid their use.
37 – Little
Nice views of Granite Mountain. 349 – Balancing
Can be very hot in summer!
Pines and boulders. Please respect private
40 – Clark Spring
Connects with Trails 37
and 261 providing longer
350 — Surprise
Rolling terrain with big boulders and pines.
332 – Circle Trail
Part of the Prescott Circle Trail.
351 – West Lake
Water faucet available with bucket just west
of Forest Road 374 and Trail 345 junction.
341 – Hokaygan
Part of the Prescott Circle Trail.
352 — Mint
Excellent views of Granite Mountain
345 — Mint Wash
Trail follows Mint Wash and is
beautiful in the fall.
353 — Metate
Connects Metate Day-Use Area to Trails
351, 349, and 261.
346 — Willow
Connects to Trails 341, 347,
349, and 351.
261 — Granite
Easy first mile, then difficult climb to the
347 — Willow
Great Loop when connected
with Trails 348, 352, and 345.
308 — Tin
Views of the rugged terrain and boulders.
348 — Chimbly
Connects to Trails 347, 351,
*These two trails are within Granite Mountain Wilderness. Mechanized and motorized equipment are
not allowed in wilderness areas. Enjoy these areas by horseback or on foot only—no bicycles are
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Discharging a weapon is
prohibited in Granite
Target Shooting and Hunting
• Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all
times and are not allowed in Granite
• Cayuse Trailhead has been designed for
equestrian parking. Other users please park
appropriately and/or use other trailheads if
Day-Use Areas and Trailheads
Please check local notices posted throughout the recreation area for
specific dates and maps of the closure area.
To protect resident peregrine falcons, the cliff faces of Granite
Mountain and surrounding areas are closed each winter and spring
to allow for undisturbed falcon nesting.
Note: A $5 fee will be charged for a second vehicle at a single site and $5 each for a third and fourth vehicle at a double site.
• Camping equipment may not be left unattended
for more than 24 hours.
• Camping is permitted only in designated
• Trash receptacles are available. Dumping of any
refuse brought as such from private property is
• At least one person must occupy a campsite
during the first night after camping equipment is
• Day-Use Hours: Approximately dawn to dusk.
Hours vary by season. See posted hours at each
• There are no RV dump stations.
• Horse trailers are welcome at Cayuse Day-Use
Area, Williamson Valley, and the Little Granite
and Willow Trailheads. Parking trailers elsewhere
within Granite Basin is not allowed.
• Cleaning or washing fish, animals, or food at
water faucets is prohibited.
4 at double
Campground and Day-Use Area Notes
2 at single
Welcome . . .
to Granite Basin
United States Department of Agriculture
From downtown Prescott, take Whipple Street to Iron
Springs Road. Continue on Iron Springs Road for 3.5 miles and
then make a right on FR 374, Granite Basin Road. Continue on
Granite Basin Road for about 3 miles into Granite Basin.
Bradshaw Ranger District
Prescott National Forest
Granite Basin Recreation Area fees are authorized under
the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004.
Camping and day-use fees collected here are used to improve
facilities and services in this area.
A daily-use fee is charged at developed day-use sites.
Payment at one site allows use of all day-use sites on the
Prescott National Forest for that day.
Prescott National Forest passes are valid for 4 or 12
months and are honored at all day-use sites. They are available
for sale at ranger stations.
Prescott National Forest pass, America the Beautiful, and
Golden Age/Access passes are honored here.
No fees are charged for visitors parking at the Williamson
Valley, Little Granite, or Willow trailheads or those visitors
arriving on foot, bicycle or horseback. Wednesdays are free at
all day-use fee sites.
Electric motors, oars, paddle, or sail-powered boats are
permitted on Granite Basin Lake.
Your recreation fees
produced this brochure.
Thank you very much
for your support!
For More Information, Contact . . .
Prescott National Forest
344 S. Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 443-8000
Fax: (928) 443-8008
Or visit . . .
An Arizona fishing license is required for anglers age 14
Swimming is not permitted at any time in Granite Basin
Several miles of trails are open to horses, hikers and
bicyclists in Granite Basin. There are no motorized trails in the
Granite Basin Recreation Area.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its
programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability,
and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion,
sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all
or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.
(Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who
require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille,
large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)
720-2600 (voice and TTY). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,
DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA
is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Revised and printed on recycled paper • March 2012