Prescott

Granite Basin RA

brochure Prescott - Granite Basin RA
→ High Use Trails Use Caution! Many Blind Corners → Trail etiquette is an important part of keeping our trails fun and safe for all users. Remember to . . . TRAIL COURTESY YIELD 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 your speed. Riding with headphones is dangerous; avoid their use. Trails Number and Name Length (miles) Map Grid Length (miles) Map Grid 37 – Little Granite Mountain 3.3 C1 E1 Nice views of Granite Mountain. 349 – Balancing Can be very hot in summer! Rock 3.2 C2 D3 Pines and boulders. Please respect private property. 40 ­– Clark Spring 1.8 D2 Connects with Trails 37 and 261 providing longer adventures. 350 — Surprise Springs 1.3 D3 Rolling terrain with big boulders and pines. 332 – Circle Trail 6.9 E3 D4 Part of the Prescott Circle Trail. 351 – West Lake 1.5 C3 D3 Water faucet available with bucket just west of Forest Road 374 and Trail 345 junction. 341 – Hokaygan Trail 1.4 D4 Part of the Prescott Circle Trail. 352 — Mint Wash Connector 1.2 C3 Excellent views of Granite Mountain Wilderness. 345 — Mint Wash 4.2 A4 C3 Trail follows Mint Wash and is beautiful in the fall. 353 — Metate Connector .6 C3 Connects Metate Day-Use Area to Trails 351, 349, and 261. 346 — Willow Connector .5 D4 Connects to Trails 341, 347, 349, and 351. 261 — Granite Mountain* 4.1 B2 C2 Easy first mile, then difficult climb to the top. 347 — Willow 6.8 A4 C4 D4 E5 Great Loop when connected with Trails 348, 352, and 345. 308 — Tin Trough Springs* 3.6 A4 Views of the rugged terrain and boulders. 348 — Chimbly Water .6 C3 D3 Connects to Trails 347, 351, and 352. *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 allowed. Activities Comments Number and Name Activities Comments Plan Ahead and Prepare Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Dispose of Waste Properly Leave What You Find Minimize Campfire Impacts Respect Wildlife Be Considerate of Other Visitors Discharging a weapon is prohibited in Granite Basin Recreation Area. Target Shooting and Hunting • Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times and are not allowed in Granite Lake. • Cayuse Trailhead has been designed for equestrian parking. Other users please park appropriately and/or use other trailheads if possible. E5 Willow E1 Little Granite Mountain Trailhead A4 Williamson Valley C3 Boat Launch C3 Metate C3 Playa 0 2 5 D4 Cayuse Number of Tables Map Grid Name 9 $5 $5 T Yes $5 Yes 1 Yes 1 Toilets $5 T $5 T Drinking Water Fees (Subject to Change) Activities 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 campsites. 1 None T Yes 1 6 T No 1 2 None No 1 0 C3 • Trash receptacles are available. Dumping of any refuse brought as such from private property is prohibited. • At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first night after camping equipment is set up. None T No 0 Wekuvde • Day-Use Hours: Approximately dawn to dusk. Hours vary by season. See posted hours at each site. • There are no RV dump stations. No 0 T • 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. 0 21 (includes 4 double sites) 5,600 D3 Yavapai Elevation (feet) Map Grid Name Number of Sites $36 for double sites 4 at double sites 2 Yes Drinking Toilets Water Campground and Day-Use Area Notes All Year 14 Open Season Stay Limit (days) 2 at single sites 40 feet No. Size Maximum Vehicle No Reservation $18 for single site Fees (subject to change) Campground Welcome . . . to Granite Basin Recreation Area United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Southwestern Region Access RG-R3-09-3 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. Granite Basin Recreation Area Bradshaw Ranger District Prescott National Forest Use Fees 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. Boating Electric motors, oars, paddle, or sail-powered boats are permitted on Granite Basin Lake. U.S . a Fee Are 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 . . . www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott/ Fishing An Arizona fishing license is required for anglers age 14 and over. Swimming Swimming is not permitted at any time in Granite Basin Lake. Trails 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

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