|when||Trip Report : May 21, 2016|
|Trip Report : May 12, 2012|
|Trip Report : May 12, 2001|
|Trip Report : July 8, 1998|
|where||Prescott National Forest, Granite Mountain Wilderness|
If you enjoy a real rock concert, then this is a hike for you.
The hike begins as a shady wonderland with immediate views of the
vertical rock ledges of the Granite summit to the right.
Shortly after exiting the shady section (a massive fire in 2013 left hardly
any trees on this part of the mountain) elevation begins in the form of
well graded and gradually ascending switchbacks.
The switchbacks continue for close to a mile and the next major stop
will be Granite Mountain Saddle with great view of the Verde Valley.
The final trek to the Granite Mountain Vista Pointe offers more shady pines and some magnificent level rock slabs carpeting the ground. The trail ends here. After a well-deserved lunch we are returning by the same route.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||+-1800' elevation change|
|elevations||5625' (Trailhead) to 7186' (Granite Mountain)|
|type||In and out|
|on trail||100% — Granite Mountain Trail #261|
|rating||"B" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses plus a $5.00 day pass fee with the driver if carpooling. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.|
|meet||6:30 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.|
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