Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Prescott Circle Trail Day Hike
Segment 4: Copper Basin Road to White Star Road
when Trip Report : May 20, 2017
where Prescott
the hike     This was originally planned by Quy and scheduled for April 15. She had to back out and asked me to take it over and reschedule. Since I have never done this hike before, it is exploratory.
    This is one of the most beautiful segments of Prescott Circle Trails. Whether you are hiker, biker, nature lover or photographer, this trail is for you. Bring your camera.
    The hike is only 7 miles, but we will do this hike as one way shuttle hike, because I want everyone to have time to enjoy the great views of Wolverton Mountain, Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain, Indian Fort Respect Ruins, and the Prescott City. Most of all, Quartz Mountain is a great destination, with 360° views on top of a unique bed of quartz.
distance 7 miles
time 3-4 hours (maybe more depending on exploring the Indian Ruins)
EC +-900' elevation change
elevations 6380' (Aspen Trailhead), highest point 6700'; end 5620'
type one way
on trail 100% — Prescott Circle Trail, segment 4
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Prescott
meet 7:00 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.
drive
•  Go south of Prescott on US 89, initially Montezuma then White Spar road, for 2.8 miles from the Courthouse Square.
Turn left (east) off US 89 on to the White Spar Campground road.
Trailhead parking is just cross the bridge over Granite Creek.
Leave one car or two cars as needed here and drive to Copper Basin Road. This junction is at a traffic light.
Drive along Copper Basin Road for 4.6 miles to the Aspen Creek Trailhead parking.
Copper Basin Road changes to dirt at 3miles from White Spar Road, but it’s passable for all vehicles.

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