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Outdoor Activities in Prescott

Living in Prescott means embracing the city's outdoor culture. With four seasons to experience all the popular outdoor Arizona recreation activities, visitors and residents of Prescott can't help but take advantage of the Prescott, Arizona hiking, biking boating, fishing and birdwatching Prescott, Arizona has to offer. Life in Prescott promotes a healthy lifestyle of fitness and wellness, and you're certain to find a friend or group of like-minded folks with whom you can hike, bike, run, walk or climb.

There's a Prescott, Arizona outdoor activity for everyone: mountain biking, hiking, running, walking, horseback riding, water sports, kayaking, boating, fishing and lakes and recreation areas. Plus, Prescott parks and recreation activities offer additional outdoor fun. Let be your guide to all the popular outdoor Arizona recreation activities that make Prescott a special place in which to live and visit for the healthy, fit and outdoor-bound!

For visitors and locals alike:

  • Enjoy hiking, sightseeing, wildlife watching and mountain biking in the Prescott National Forest.
  • Fishing, boating, and water recreation at the lakes around the Prescott. Explore Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater Lake, Granite Basin Lake, and Willow Lake. You’ll enjoy wide-open spaces, watching water birds, admiring the granite dells and gathering at picturesque lakeside picnic and hiking/walking trails.
  • Get out on The Greenway Trails, a network of urban trails and parks along Granite and Miller Creeks running through downtown Prescott.

For visitors:

  • Rent a mountain bike from an outfitter like Absolute Bikes and explore the Prescott National Forest or rent a motorcycle from a company like Grand Canyon Harley Davidson, located right on Historic Whiskey Row (Montezuma Street) and take a half-day ride to Sedona, Jerome, Cottonwood or Flagstaff.
  • Take a Jeep tour and see parts of the desert you may not have an opportunity to otherwise see. There are Grand Canyon tours from Prescott and Sedona tours nearby.
  • Take a romantic hot air balloon ride, complete with a champagne brunch. Nearby Sedona offers some of the most breathtaking sunrise hot-air ballooning in the country. Set out early from Prescott; Sedona is about 67 miles / 90 minutes away and balloons depart at dawn.

 Written by: Christina Hecht

Driving Directions

Prescott driving directionsNeed driving directions to Prescott from Phoenix, Las Vegas, and other cities nearby? Our handy directions will get you here. Prescott is ideally located in central Arizona at the intersection of two major state routes – Highway 69 and Highway 89. It’s also fewer than 90 miles from I-10 and I-40, two coast-to-coast interstates. And once you’re in Prescott, you’ll experience the Gateway to Northern Arizona. Within just a couple hours driving time, Prescott visitors can find themselves in Jerome, wine country, Sedona, or the Grand Canyon. Prescott is the perfect central Arizona location from which to venture out, and we're sure you'll always want to find the road back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs and visitor informationDo you have some questions about Prescott, Arizona? Curious about the history of Prescott? Wondering what Prescott is like today? Do you need directions or a map of the area? We’ve got answers on every topic from Whiskey Row to where to go; from what to pack to weather facts. You’ll find answers you can use when researching your next vacation or your next change-of-address., THE online resource for Prescott visitors and locals, has put together a full list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers about Prescott, Arizona. We hope they'll help you plan a nice long visit to Prescott soon, or even entice you to make Prescott your next hometown.

All Things to Do in Prescott

Things to do in PrescottYou probably don't need help finding things to do in Prescott; there's a ton to do! Nevertheless, we can help you narrow down the list to fit into your perfect Prescott vacation. Looking for family friendly attractions that kids and adults will both love? Or maybe a winery tour, a casino and some grown-up fun is more your style. Whether you want to go for outdoor adventures, embark on an area tour, horseback riding, or golf, the best things to do in Prescott are at your fingertips. Enjoy Prescott attractions like art galleries and museums and historical sites, entertainment and nightlife on Whiskey Row and beyond and dozens of other Prescott attractions.

Prescott Arizona Real Estate

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