Granite Mountain in Arizona

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Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain covers approximately 12 square miles of land and was once named after the first governor of the Arizona Territory.

  • A great rock climbing opportunity located just on the outskirts of Prescott. 
  • Catch a glimpse of a falcon as you hike the Granite Mountain Trail.

What can I see/do at Granite Mountain? 

  • Rock climbing: Granite Mountain’s 500 foot high granite cliff has earned this mountain the title of one of the best locations for rock climbing in the state of Arizona. 
  • Hiking: Granite Mountain Trail (#261) is a relatively easy 5 mile long trail that will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside the area has to offer. 
  • Wildlife viewing: The south face of the mountain is closed for several months out of the year due to the nesting of the Peregrines Falcon.

Where is the mountain range?

Granite Mountain is situated within the Granite Mountain Wilderness in the Prescott National Forest. It can be reached by heading north on Iron Springs Road and then going right on Granite Mt. Trail. Drive for a little over three miles until you reach the Metate Trailhead.

When is the attraction open?

The mountain is available for visitors all day, year-round, but is probably best traveled between dawn and dusk, for safety reasons.

How much does it cost?

There is a $2.00 parking fee at the trailhead. Please remember that this $2.00 goes towards maintaining the trails and parks!

Who can I call if I have more questions?

If you have any questions, please address them to the Prescott National Forest, at 928-443-8000.