The Bradshaw Mountains were originally home to a group of Yavapai Indians who built their homes among the black rocks and mined copper.
- There’s plenty of history in them thar hills!
- Grab your hiking boots, your gold pan or hop on your quad and get exploring.
What can I see and do here?
- Hiking and mountain biking: If you’re feeling daring, then head on up on foot. There are trails located throughout the mountains, including the Spruce Mountain Trail 307, a strenuous nine-mile hike that takes visitors into the depths of the Bradshaws.
- Gold panning: Early settlers found gold, silver and copper throughout the area. Grab your gold pan and prospecting gear and see what you can find.
- 4WD exploring: There’s a lot to see within the mountain range – one of the most scenic and rewarding cruises a person can take in the Prescott area is up and over the Bradshaws. Just be sure to stop off in Crown King and grab some fudge at the general store. It’s probably best to take a high-clearance 4WD vehicle on this trek.
Where are the Bradshaws?
The Bradshaw range is located about five miles south of Prescott and is about 40 miles long by 25 miles wide.
Who can I call if I have more questions?
Anyone with additional questions can contact The Prescott National Forest directly at 928-443-8000.