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Prescott National Forest, Prescott

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The Prescott National Forest is a 1.25 million-acre (510,000 ha) United States National Forest located in north central Arizona in the vicinity of Prescott. The forest is located in the mountains southwest of Flagstaff and north of Phoenix in Yavapai County, with a small portion (about 3.5 percent) extending into southwestern Coconino County.

The Forest Service divides the forest into 3 administrative districts. The northern section of the forest is the Chino Valley Ranger District, the southwest section is the Bradshaw Ranger District, and the southeast section is the Verde Ranger District. Central administrative offices are in Prescott with local ranger district offices in Camp Verde, Chino Valley, and Prescott.
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  • We got lucky and hiked the Thumb Butte area the day before they closed Prescott & Coconino National Forests due to fire danger. They were evicting campers & hikers, and cancelling future camping...  more »
  • If you are traveling from Jerome to Prescott ( or vice-versa) and are up for a thrilling ride, take AZ 89-a and drive through the mountains that comprise the Prescott National Forest. Beautiful...  more »
  • Depending on where we go inside the Prescott National Forest, we usually enjoy the fresh air, the smell of pine and juniper, the wildlife and a sense of being a million miles away from civilization. The nice thing about Prescott is, it's close to Phoenix, which makes it great for a day trip or for a weekend of hiking, exploring and camping. It has a lot of great places to eat and every type of store for your supplies.
  • Beautiful scenery with a huge selection of hiking paths! Great for a day trip or even just a drive through the country. Be sure to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and lots of water so you can survive the dangers of the high altitude.

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