Hiking and Camping in Prescott

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Hiking and Camping

Prescott National Forest-Bradshaw Ranger District. Contact the Bradshaw Ranger District for information about hiking trails and campgrounds in the Prescott National Forest south of town down to Horse Thief Basin. Campgrounds near Prescott are generally not crowded. 344 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ, 83603. 928/443–8000. www.fs.usda.gov/prescott.

Thumb Butte Loop Trail. A 2-mile trek on a paved yet steep loop, the Thumb Butte Loop Trail takes you 600 feet up near the crest of its namesake. The vistas are large, but you won't be alone on this popular trail. Easy-Moderate. Trailhead: Thumb Butte Rd., 3 miles west of Prescott following Gurley St., which turns into Thumb Butte, Prescott, AZ, 83603.

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