Granite Mountain Wilderness in Arizona

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Granite Mountain Wilderness

The Granite Mountain Wilderness is located on the outskirts of Prescott, and is comprised over nearly 10,000 acres of rugged wilderness, predominantly covered in granite boulders. Read More

  • The Granite Mountain Wilderness is located about 20 minutes north of Prescott. 
  • For those visitors looking for a more rugged experience, the Granite Mountain Wilderness is ideal. 
  • Hike, camp or go rock climbing in the granite boulders.

What can I see and do in the Granite Mountain Wilderness? 

  • Hiking and Horseback Riding: The trails within this area are definitely considered among the favorites among Prescott locals, probably due to how close it is to downtown Prescott. 
  • Rock climbing: While using existing anchors is permitted, no new anchors are allowed. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a ball, though!
  • Camping: Camping is allowed past 200 feet of the Granite Mountain Trail 261. While campfires are not allowed, stoves that are fueled by propane or gas are permitted. If you’re interested in camping within a designated campground, check out the Yavapai Campground, which has over 20 sites and toilet facilities.

Where is the Granite Mountain Wilderness?

Only 20 minutes from the downtown area, the Granite Mountain Wilderness is situated north of the downtown area.

When is it open?

The wilderness is open all day, 365 days out of the year.

How much does admission cost?

The fee to camp at the Yavapai Campground is $18.00 per single site per night, or $36.00 for a double camp site.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Give the Bradshaw Ranger District a call at 928-443-8000 with any questions you may have.