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SPRING 2020

PRESCOTT VALLEY’S

OUTDOORS S U M M I T

Celebrating Freedom, Remembering the Brave

OUTDOOR GREATS OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS

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FROM THE EDITOR “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” John Muir

I fell in love with the outdoors early in life during a backpacking trip to Yosemite. I was 12 years old. Everything felt right about being there. “How have I not felt this way before?” I wondered. Five years later, I traveled to a place called Kapakamarigi, a small tribal community in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. For one month, I spent long hot days in the jungle volunteering 6 days a week to build a two story, palm sided structure for the locals. A small price to pay I thought for being able to visit such an exotic and unknown place. I was right. The place was lush and the people were both wild and friendly. It was unlike anything I knew. Yes, the vast outdoors of this remote place rocked me, but they did not overwhelm me. That is because I was already overtaken by something else. While serving others, I made many friends, developed a great sense of accomplishment and felt both immensely appreciated and loved by a whole community of strangers. Those feelings never left me. I have to say, if I were to compare being in the wild outdoors to serving others, it would be a tie for me. Having researched some about the benefits of both the outdoors and serving others, it is no surprise that each provide many of the same psychological and physiological benefits. Both are known to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and decrease depression to name just a few of the many pluses of serving and being outdoors. Not to mention, both just feel good. That is why this Memorial Day Weekend it seems so appropriate to celebrate the outdoors, our freedom and the brave during the Prescott Valley OUTDOORS Summit. So many before us have served us to keep our world safe and our country free so that we can celebrate our liberty and enjoy the immense benefits of so many things in our lives, including the great outdoors. Join us Memorial Day weekend to celebrate freedom and remember the brave who gave it their all while serving us. Check out: www.PrescottValleyOutdoors.com

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PV Events Calendar

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Benefits of Outdoor Play By Kelly Lee, HUSD,Community Engagement Coordinator

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Journey Based Expereiences Develop Confidence and Competence By Rebecca Horniman, PUSD

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Outdoor Greats Outdoor Destinations

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Community Directory Where you can find everything local

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The team at TALKING GLASS MEDIA, SignalsAZ. com and TG Magazine would like to give a big thanks and special acknowledgement to Kristina Abbey, Asst. Editor. Her devotion to both our print and digital publications make all the difference for our community.

Thank you Kristina for all your hard work! CONTRIBUTORS Executive Editor Assistant Editor Art Direction Publisher

Sincerely,

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Executive Editor TALKING GLASS MEDIA, LLC

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EGGstravaganza / Family Arts Festival April 4th, 9am to 12pm

Family Arts Festival runs in conjunction with EGGstravaganza and takes place on the Saturday before Easter weekend at the Civic Center (7501 E. Skoog Blvd.). This is an opportunity for local youth groups, especially art related groups, to set up a booth with activities for people attending the event. The organizations are invited to request donations for their activities as a means of fundraising for their programs. It is also an opportunity to engage the public in the arts in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

Gold Fever Day

Saturday, April 18th, 8am to 2pm

Gold Fever Day is held in conjunction with Badges & Bobbers at Fain Park. Gold Fever Day focuses on the rich history of the region by highlighting the gold-panning and pioneer eras during which this area was settled. The event features a free fishing clinic with local Police and Fire Departments (Badges & Bobbers) as well as games, contests, hikes/tours, gold panning, crafts, live entertainment, and more! This is a free event for the community.

Team Up to Clean Up May 2nd

Come to the Prescott Valley Chamber Office Parking lot and join in as we clean up our town! Receive a free t-shirt, bags to pick up trash, and a free lunch cooked by the Prescott Valley Fire Department. A great day to get out and be part of a fantastic community.

Northern Arizona Coffee Festival May 9th, 2020 10am to 2pm

NEW EVENT!

This new event will feature local and regional coffee vendors, and related retail, as well as games, contests, activities, and live performances. Brought to you by Peavine Coffee House in Prescott Valley with help from the Parks & Recreation department. This is a free event meant to bring together the community and build on the existing events in the Town.

Rhythm & Brews May 16th, 2020, 12pm to 7pm, gates open at 11am NEW EVENT!

Food, brews, and live music all day at the Mountain Valley Park Amphitheater in Prescott Valley. There will be four bands that play live throughout the day and a kids’ tent with live performances and activities. Local food trucks and brewing companies will be invited to set up for the day.

Movies under the Stars

Fridays, May 22nd to June 26th

Movies under the Stars are a series of free movies that take place on Fridays from the middle of May to the end of June. Movies are shown at the Theater on the Green at the Civic Center campus and all movies are rated G or PG so that they are appropriate for all ages. This series of events is meant to engage our community in a meaningful way and to give our community an opportunity to socialize and enjoy the arts in a free and safe setting.

Prescott Valley Outdoors Summit May 22nd-24th

Prescott Valley Days May 7-10th

Join the Town of Prescott Valley, at 3001 N. Main St., as they celebrate the community with a carnival, parade, Fiesta del Pueblo on Friday night, live entertainment on Saturday, and so much more!

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The Prescott Valley Outdoors Summit is a multi-day, multi-locale, multi-event Summit taking place Memorial Day Weekend at the Findlay Toyota Center and surrounding Prescott Valley’s downtown, celebrating all things outdoors in the region. The event motto, “Celebrating Freedom, Remembering the Brave” is to honor those who served and gave it their all so that we can have the freedom to enjoy our great outdoors.

For More Information:

Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce: pvchamber.org Town of Prescott Valley: pvaz.net


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We all want to find that perfect hotel, restaurant, or even that fun weekend getaway destination or night out. Finding those places that are better than most is important.

TG Magazine hunted for and narrowed down a list of places in Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Prescott that offer exactly what you are looking for.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Rafter Eleven

GreenTree Inn

2985 Centre Court, Prescott Valley • 928-759-9800 buffalowildwings.com

2985 Centre Court B,Prescott Valley 86314 928-277-2050; raftereleven.com

7575 E. Hwy 69, Prescott Valley • 928-772-8600; greentreeinn.com

Coffee, olive oil, wine, spices, and delicious appetizers are a part of Rafter Eleven. A tasting experience located in the heart of Prescott Valley, this place is the perfect place for an enjoyable time with family and community. Grab a great cup of coffee or a delicious glass of wine while enjoying one of their events on the Rafters large outdoor patio that is dog friendly. Offering a combination of quality merchandise and a relaxing homelike atmosphere, guests will feel perfectly comfortable during their visit at Rafter Eleven.

Set along State Route 69, this newly renovated, petfriendly Prescott Valley hotel blends modern comfort with a contemporary western motif. This familyfriendly hotel neighbors venues like the Findlay Toyota Center and is a gateway to attractions like historic downtown Prescott and Prescott Valley’s District.

Looking to catch a sporting event while enjoying a great beer and some tasty eats? Buffalo Wild Wings is the perfect place to check out. This restaurant offers a huge array of television screens all playing sporting events and monthly featured beers and cocktails. If you’re looking to get a meal while enjoying your beverage, Buffalo Wild Wings has options for the whole family.

Colt BBQ & Spirits NEW RESTAURANT! 2970 Park Avenue, Prescott Valley 928-277-1424; www.coltgrill.com

Top notch smoked BBQ and deliciously created beverages are the name of the game at Colt BBQ & Spirits. This restaurant is the perfect place to grab some fantastic BBQ fan favorites and have a great time with your friends and family. Located in Prescott Valley’s downtown this new establishment to Prescott Valley is just what you need for a great night out.

Casa Perez 3088 N. Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley 928-772-7777

Delicious Mexican Food is on the menu at Casa Perez. With bright, cheerful decor and a friendly staff, Casa Perez is the perfect place for a tasty lunch or dinner for any tastes. Sample classic Mexican dishes while sipping on a perfect margarita and enjoy a great evening with friends or family at Casa Perez. Located just across the street from the Findlay Toyota Center, this is a great spot for a pre-game or pre-concert meal!

Flour Stone Café 2992 Park Ave, Suite C, Prescott Valley•928-277-8197

Flour Stone Café is a family-owned business located in Prescott Valley’s downtown. They serve a variety of breads and pastries made fresh daily as well as a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. Grab a great cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich, a tasty burger, or a fantastic bowl of chili. Whatever your choice, you can’t go wrong with Flour Stone Café.

Gabby’s Grill 2982 Park Ave., Prescott Valley • 928-277-1787 gabbysgrill.com

Located in Prescott Valley’s downtown, Gabby’s has an array of dining options to suit anyone’s taste buds. Grab a quick and tasty lunch or relax into an elegant dinner. At Gabby’s you can indulge in a guilty pleasure or catch a healthy meal. Whatever you’re in the mood to have, Gabby’s has it on their menu. They also have an awesome outdoor patio that is dog friendly!

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Hampton Inn & Suites Prescott Valley FEATURED 2901 N. Glassford Hill Rd, Prescott Valley 928-772-1800 hilton.com

Get comfy in Prescott Valley’s downtown! You’ll be steps from a wide range of restaurants and shopping and just a half-mile from Findlay Toyota Center events. Start the day with free hot breakfast before taking in Arizona views from the Glassford Summit Trail, five minutes away.

Comfort Suites Prescott Valley 2601 N. Crownpointe Dr., Prescott Valley • 928-771-2100 https://www.choicehotels.com/arizona/prescott-valley/ comfort-suiteshotels/

Experience a quiet and pleasant getaway at the Comfort Suites Prescott Valley hotel. They offer petfriendly accommodations and are close the Prescott Valley’s downtown where you can catch a show at northern Arizona’s Premier Indoor Events Arena, Findlay Toyota Center.

Fairground RV Park 10443 AZ-89A, Prescott Valley • 928-227-3310; fairgroundsrvpark.com

Located at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds, the Fairgrounds RV Park can be your home base while visiting Prescott Valley. With an on-site management office, full hook up sites, internet, telephone, and propane refill station, Fairground RV Park can make your visit an enjoyable experience.

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Findlay Toyota Center 3201 N. Main Street, Prescott Valley • 928-772-1819 findlaytoyotacenter.com

The Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley is northern Arizona’s premier indoor events arena. Home to shows like Lee Brice, Cirque du Soleil’s Axel, and the NAZ Suns, this events venue is a must visit destination! Located in downtown Prescott Valley, the Findlay Toyota Center is located among numerous dining and entertainment options for all family members.

Downtown Prescott Valley 3001 Main Street • Prescott Valley

Downtown Prescott Valley is the place to go for a night of adventure and entertainment. Downtown boasts several great dining options for everything from a casual meal to date night. For great time head to the Harkins for a movie, play a game of mini-golf or mini-bowling at In The Game, or see a spectacular show at the Findlay Toyota Center. There’s something for everyone in downtown Prescott Valley.

Arizona Downs 10501 E. AZ-89A, Prescott Valley • 928-227-1996 arizonadowns.com

The Arizona Downs invites locals and visitors alike to take in a day at the races. The Arizona Downs has options for the serious better or someone just looking for a fun day offering both live races and a simulcast room where TV screens display races both at the Arizona Downs as well as races across the country. Arizona Downs also offers a fun kids zone, numerous community events and several dining options. With wide open spaces and the mountains in the background behind the track, you can’t beat the views both on and off the track at the Arizona Downs. SPRING 2020 | TG MAGAZINE

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Carmella’s

120 N. Montezuma Street, Prescott • 928-277-4948 carmellasprescott.com

Carmella’s is rooted in the Italian Heritage of its owner and was founded by four life-long friends who are all experienced in the restaurant industry. Offering a unique Italian Dining Experience in the City of Prescott, Carmella’s is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a great meal.

FARM Provisions 148 N. Montezuma Street, Prescott • 928-776-3001 farmprovisionsaz.com

At FARM Provisions, the vision is to create a true farm-to-table experience in an inviting family atmosphere. Their slogan, “simple food elevated” will be instilled in their seasonally changing menus utilizing the freshest seasonl products of local farmers, ranchers, and other AZ purveyors. Diners have an exquisite and unparalleled meal experience at FARM Provisions.

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Forest Villas Hotel

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3645 Lee Circle, Prescott • 928-717-1200 forestvillas.com

230 S. Cortez Street, Prescott • 928-7776-0900 vendomehotel.com

Prescott Courthouse Plaza

Built in 1917, Hotel Vendome was originally built to help with the demand for housing in Prescott. This hotel is an independent boutique hotel focused on design and charm. The character of the hotel building still lends itself to relaxation and comfort for your getaway while still embracing the feel of the old west. Get the experience where history and comfort are combined at Hotel Vendome.

The Grand Highland Hotel 154 S. Montezuma Street, Prescott • 928-776-9963 grandhighlandhotel.com

Grand Highland Hotel offers twelve historically themed hotel rooms. Located in the heart of Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott, AZ, this hotel is the perfect destination. Guests are offered a boutique experience with countless modern conveniences at the Grand Highland Hotel.

130 W. Gurley Street, Ste A, Prescott • 928-771-2795 prescottbrewingcompany.com

The Motor Lodge

Prescott Brewing Company is well-established and highly successful, with a history of annual growth since inception in 1994. Offering an excellent casual dining experience for their guests, Prescott Brewing Company is never pretentious and is proud to be right in the heart of downtown Prescott.

503 S. Montezuma Street, Prescott • 928-717-0157 themotorlodge.com

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Hotel Vendome

John’s Chophouse serves an array of fare from salads using local greens to sandwiches built with care and thought, to entrees that will leave you eager to return. Located just a block from downtown Prescott, John’s Chophouse offers a relaxed and elegant dining experience.

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Whiskey Row

Visiting Whiskey Row is a must for anyone coming to Prescott, AZ. This historic stretch of saloons, stores, and restaurants is located in the heart of Downtown Prescott right across from the Prescott Courthouse Plaza. Check out the Palace Saloon, a popular attraction with a storied history of hauntings. Stop into Matt’s Saloon or pick up the perfect gift in one of the stores. Whiskey Row is a unique and fun adventure to grab a bite, get a drink, and experience some of Prescott’s nightlife.

Forest Villas Hotel is conveniently located near Highway 69 in Prescott, and is close to both Prescott’s Downtown Square and downtown Prescott Valley’s Findlay Toyota Center, our region’s premier indoor event arena. Come enjoy your stay in the Quad Cities of central Arizona amidst the rolling hills and rose gardens at Forest Villas Hotel.

217 W. Gurley Street, Prescott • 928-458-7393 chophouseaz.com

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Located only three blocks from the Courthouse Square, The Motor Lodge is the perfect location to feel miles away from the hubbub of yet close enough to enjoy the excitement of the Square. Originally built as summer cabins in 1910, the Motor Lodge offers the perfect combination of luxury, history, and elegance for any traveler.

120 S. Cortez Street, Prescott • 928-445-2000 prescott.org

The Prescott Courthouse Plaza is proud to hold the honor of being Arizona’s original territorial capital. Today, the Courthouse Plaza is often busy with events of all kinds. From movie nights and free concerts during the mild-warm summer months to craft fairs and marathons to Christmas events of all kinds, the Prescott Courthouse Plaza is a must visit destination.

Prescott Fairgrounds 531 Fairgrounds Avenue, Prescott • 928-277-6569

Prescott Fairgrounds is known for holding events of all types, from community fundraisers to major annual events. Home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott Fairgrounds offers an interesting and fun-filled event destination for anyone, local and visitor alike.

Sharlot Hall Museum 415 W. Gurley Street, Prescott • 928-445-3122 sharlot.org

The Sharlot Hall Museum is an open-air museum and heritage site located just two blocks from downtown Prescott. Opened in 1928 by Sharlot M. Hall, this museum is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Central Highlands of Arizona.


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Big Daddy E’s BBQ 380 W. Butterfield Road Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-515-2344; bdebbq.com

Big Daddy E’s offers up some of the best smoked BBQ in Chino Valley, Arizona. Big Daddy E himself, Eric Vernier, oversees the smoker and kitchen for dining in, take-out and all catering events ensuring that any diner will get a perfect BBQ experience.

Gabby’s Kitchen 2235 AZ-89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-636-6003

Well-known for its breakfast, sandwiches, burgers and lunch, Gabby’s is a main stay of Chino Valley, conveniently located right off of HWY 89. Gabby’s Kitchen is the product of husband and wife team Jim and Kelly Cabral who own and operate a number of family friendly, and tasty, restaurants throughout the region.

Granite Creek Vineyards 2515 N. Road 1 East #5379 Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-636-2003; granitecreekvineyards.com

Granite Creek Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery in the Town of Chino Valley. The beautiful vineyards are surrounded by rugged Granite peaks and vast high prairie views. Stroll the grounds while taking in the awesome views, taste some of their delectable wines, or host a private party at the vineyard. Whether looking for a short break from your day or planning a special event, Granite Creek Vineyards is just what you need.

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Days Inn by Wyndham Chino Valley 688 Fletcher Court Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-636-0311; wyndhamhotels.com/

Days Inn by Wyndham Chino Valley is a great getaway for anyone visiting Chino Valley or the surrounding area. Enjoy your stay exploring all that Chino Valley has to offer then relax with a swim in their indoor pool and settle into your evening in a comfortable room. Days Inn by Wyndham Chino Valley is just the right place for any traveler.

Primrose Inn & Suites 1304 N. State Highway 89 Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-636-2894; primroseinnandsuites.com

Primrose Inn & Suites is a relaxed boutique styled inn with beautifully appointed guest-rooms, mini-suites, and a luxury Casita suite. Anchoring the guest-rooms is an outdoor Garden Courtyard providing a relaxing and unforgettable experience for anyone who stays at Primrose Inn & Suites.

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Chino Valley’s Aquatic Center Chino Valley Aquatic Center 1615 N. Road 1 East Chino Valley, AZ 86323 www.chinoaz.net/444/Chino-Valley-Aquatic-Center

“The sun is hot, the water is cool. Round em all up, and head to the pool” is what they say over at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center. This fun spot offers a water slide, a play deck for younger children, lap swim lanes, and a zero depth pool entry for children and elderly. When you need a great way to spend your day in the sun, head on out the Chino Valley Aquatic Center.

Chino Valley Model Aviators 2025 Santa Fe Trail, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 chinovalleymodelaviators.org

If you like the idea of building and flying your own model airplane then Chino Valley Model Aviators is a perfect way to play. This group’s focus is on the hobby/sport of radio controlled model aircraft and is working to bring more interest and awareness to the club. This group operates and maintains an impressive R/C airport, complete with asphalt runway, charging stations and viewing area. A must see for R/C and aviation enthusiasts. Building and flying model airplanes is the perfect high flying hobby for anyone with a passion for planes, and helicopters, and air travel…

El Charro Norte 2879 N. Arizona Trail, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-460-5869; http://www.elcharronorte.com

Delicious Mexican food is on the menu for El Charro Norte. Located in northern Chino Valley, this restaurant is the perfect place to dig into a delicious plate of tacos, burritos, enchiladas and so much more! The staff is always friendly and quick to take care of their customers. For a tasty lunch or a relaxing dinner, check out El Charro Norte.

For More Information:

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce: chinovalley.org Town of Chino Valley: chinoaz.net

Compass Training Center 3926 Shooting Range Road, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-848-9885; compasstrainingaz.org

With over 40 acres located in Chino Valley, the Compass Training Center is a great place to head when you want to get out and practice your shooting skills. This center offers a variety of training classes, a shooting range, and membership to visitors. Looking to learn more about safety or just wish to improve your shooting skills, then look no further than the Compass Training Center.

Windmill House 1460 W. Road 4 North, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 928-636-1700; windmillhouseaz.com

Located in Chino Valley, this hidden gem is a premier event and wedding venue. With a private lake, lush, green lawns, beautiful gardens, and enchanting fountains, this location is an amazing backdrop for that special event. Tucked away from noisy traffic but close to town, this oasis in the town is just the place for any special event needs. SPRING 2020 | TG MAGAZINE

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CHINO VALLEY The Town of Chino Valley has a long and rich history, known for its abundant farm land that helped feed generations of indigenous cultures; the location of the first Territorial Capital of Arizona in the 19th Century; to the sprawling vistas and beautiful scenery the residents and visitors enjoy today. In September 1970, Chino Valley was incorporated, and now the Town is preparing a year-long celebration to mark it’s 50th Anniversary. The celebration began with various events in 2019 culminating in a Golden Jubilee Celebration on the Town’s Territorial Days Labor Day Event in September of 2020. The Town is seeking help from the community to share memories, family history, photos, home movies, and other milestone events that connect us all together to make the Town of Chino Valley such a great place to live. Contact the Town via email at 50th@chinoaz.net with comments, suggestions, and submissions to include in the upcoming celebrations.

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Barn Dance

March 13, 2020 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Come on down to Del Rio School, 1036 N. Road 1 W, Chino Valley, on March 13th to help the Town of Chino Valley continue with its Golden Jubilee Celebration! This free party will have snacks and soft drinks, plus dancing, a costume contest, and more! So come on down, dress in your best Old West, 1970s or 1980s outfits for a chance to win a prize. This promises to be a fun event for all!

Chino Mud Run Date and Time to Be Announced

The Chino Mud Run is a non-competitive, 5k adventure run with more than 20 fun and unique obstacles to challenge the body and spirit of all fitness levels from ages 7and up. The annual Chino Mud Run will be at Old Home Manor, 2125 N. Old Home Manor Dr, Chino Valley. Be sure to watch for more details as they develop at www. chinoaz.net!

Fourth of July Celebration July 4, 2020

Chino Valley’s Fourth of July extravaganza is back again this year but with an extra kick for the 50th year Jubilee Celebration! Fireworks, food, and fun is just a start to these fabulous festivities. There will also be special events just for this year in honor of the 50th Jubilee. Be sure to watch the 50th Anniversary page on www.chinoaz.net/523/ Chino-Valley-50th-Anniversary for more details. This is truly to be one fabulous Fourth!

For more event developments be sure to follow Chino Valley’s 50th Anniversary webpage: Chinoaz.Net/523/chino-valley-50th-anniversary or Facebook page @townofchinovalleyaz

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Benefits of Outdoor Play By Kelly Lee Humboldt Unified School District Community Engagement Coordinator

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ith the introduction of smartphones, laptops and on demand streaming of movies we have seen a shift from children playing outdoors for hours to very limited outdoor play time. Recent research has shown that outdoor play is key to not only physical health but also mental health. “Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning,” says Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey, author of the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry.

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making and risk taking, they also utilize leadership skills all while being physically states that students perform better on tests engaged in the activities. They are also after engaging in physical activity. “You’re engaging with nature by climbing trees, challenging your brain even more when playing in the leaves, skipping rocks at a you have to think about coordination,” lake or swimming in their favorite watering explains Ratey. “Like muscles, you have to stress your brain cells to get them to grow.” hole. Outdoor play brings the best the world has to offer a child all just by simply Complicated activities also improve our capacity to learn by enhancing our attention letting them play outdoors. We need to encourage children to play and concentration skills, according to outdoors no matter what age they may be. German researchers who found that high We also need to support these activities school students scored better on highby giving them the opportunities in our attention tasks after doing 10 minutes of a community for outdoor play. Parks should complicated fitness routine compared to 10 be convenient, safe and fun places for them minutes of regular activity. (Those who had to play. Neighborhoods should be built not exercised at all scored the worst.) with children of all ages in mind. Schools How can we as parents, educators and need ample supplies of sports gear and community members engage children in playground equipment for students of all outdoor activity? Something as simple levels. Encourage participation from the as taking kids to a community park with whole family so as to build it into their a playground helps to stimulate brain lifestyle. The benefits of active outdoor play muscles through active play and creative will benefit the children with a healthy imagination. If you sit on a park bench brain and a healthy body. These are positive and watch children play outside you can benefits that researchers have shown will see many brain functions hard at work. improve test scores and give students better They are collaborating with their peers, communicating with their “outside voices”, ability to regulate their energy and maintain classroom focus. It’s a win-win for everyone. engaging their frontal lobe with decision-


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ust we always teach our children with books?” naturalist David Polis once asked, and then declared: “Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.” We are fortunate that Prescott offers an amazing outdoor lifestyle and that carries over to our schools and learning environments that are unique to our campus sites. While increased emphasis is being placed on the importance of digital learning to prepare for the future of our society and career opportunities, and Prescott High School opened the first Multi-Media lab of its kind in the state this year to keep up with that demand, a continued focus on another educational paradigm— one in which students disconnect from technology and immerse themselves in nature has remained a priority at all of the Prescott Schools. Outdoor Education can be widely defined, but generally is a form of experiential organized learning that occurs in an outdoor setting and typically involves “journey-based experiences in

which students participate in a variety of adventurous, memorable challenges.”

This style of learning has various benefits, from cultivating the relevant emotional intelligence needed for effective leadership, to developing confidence and competence needed to persevere in stressful situations. Prescott Unified School District received a grant in 2019 to help fund our Farm to Table programs using our school gardens and enhancing the “Green Team” Badger U clubs at each school. This program is designed to introduce students to farming and gardening as well as sustainability and health. The students are getting their hands dirty and have a ‘full circle’ experience when planting, growing and eating food they cultivated from the earth. There is compelling evidence that proves food growing in schools helps support children to achieve more, builds life and employability skills, and improves their health and well-being. Studies show an additional value that outdoor education develops through the cultivation of awareness can be a higher state of emotional intelligence. Through

interdisciplinary activities used in outdoor education, children develop and apply their knowledge, understanding, organizational skills, creativity, teamwork, and other leadership-based competencies. Prescott High School has a very popular year long “Challenge Club”. Students receive instruction in outdoor adventure sports like backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, cross country skiing and more. They have the opportunity to enjoy these activities in our amazing Arizona landscape! Classes like these allow students to build skills and confidence to be competent and safe outdoors and have fun while learning! Students are developing leadership abilities through mentored experiences, running the outings and through student-initiated and community-driven opportunities. We do not take for granted the importance of the outdoor environment available at our schools for our students to learn, play and grow in. For more information about our schools visit wwwPrescottSchools.com

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2020 PRESCOTT VALLEY OUTDOORS SUMMIT

Photo Credit: Summit 4x4 Co.

The Prescott Valley Outdoors Summit is a multiday, multi-locale, multi-event Summit taking place Memorial Day Weekend at the Findlay Toyota Center and surrounding downtown, celebrating all things outdoors in the region. The event motto is “Celebrating Freedom, Remembering the Brave� because we would not have this freedom to enjoy our great outdoors without the sacrifices of those that have served and gave it their all. Celebrating 60 years of Building Community in Prescott Valley, the entire event is produced by the Fain Signature Group in partnership with Talking Glass Media, home to THE STUDIOS, SignalsAZ.com and TG Magazine.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Summer Concert Series

The Prescott Valley Outdoor Summit includes SignalsAZ.com Summer Concert Series, made possible by the Fain Signature Group. These concerts take place under the stars in downtown next to the fountain and “In The Game”. Bring your lawn chairs. Beer, wine and food will be available.

FRIDAY | 7:00pm-10:00pm

Kick-Off Party & Road ONE South

FRIDAY, MAY 22 - SUNDAY, MAY 24

SATURDAY | 8:30am-9:00am

Opening Ceremony

Taking place in Prescott Valley’s Entertainment District emphasizing remembering our brave and celebrating our freedom. Includes Town VIP address, speakers and presentations.

ALL DAY Saturday & Sunday | 9:00am-5:00pm Check out the exhibitors and vendors inside and around the Findlay Toyota Center. There will be both ground and air shuttle service. Helicopter rides provided by Guidance Air of Prescott. Outdoor food truck provided by Montana BBQ. Saturday & Sunday

Summit 4X4 Events

Taking place just outside the Findlay Toyota Center:

Xtreme Obstacle Course | 9:00am Saturday & 8:00am Sunday Mud Slinger Race | 11:00am-1:00pm Dual Attack Road Race Course | 1:30pm-3:00pm Send It or Go Home Competition | 3:30pm-5:00pm FREE CONCERT

SATURDAY | 7:00pm-10:00pm

Awards Ceremony | 5:30pm-6:00pm Awards to be given to the day’s Summit 4X4 event participants. Awards location listed in Event Program given at event. How-to Clinics Throughout Each Day.

South of Winslow

FREE CONCERT

SUNDAY | Closing Tailgating Party To be announced in the show program distributed at event.

Photo Credit: Summit 4x4 Co.

For More Information:

www.prescottvalleyoutdoors.com

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PRESENTING SPONSORS SUMMIT 4X4 COMPANY

There’s nothing stock about this passionate team of 4x4 experts! A 4x4 isn’t just another vehicle. They’re a family tradition. At least that’s how Summit 4X4 Company began. Jesse Wasil remembers his family’s Jeep as a staple in his childhood. From the time he can remember, it was way cooler to get dropped off at school in his family’s lifted CJ5 than your regular ol’ minivan. The off-road adventures it took him on instilled the passion for 4x4’s he carried over to his family business today. As a husband and father of three, his passions are being shared with his family. “I’m even teaching my daughters to drive stick shift in our 1968 CJ5,” Jesse laughs. In 2012, Wasil began selling parts online as a side-job to satisfy his true passion, customizing vehicles, while making a little extra on the side. After some time, the local response was incredible. He was ready to not just sell parts, but consult with customers, and install parts on a full time basis. His dream had finally become a reality. “Owning a 4x4 is like being part of an extended family,” says Wasil. “There’s a sense of community.” The ideology behind Summit 4X4 Company is just that: creating a community. He strives to create this experience with every customer. From the time each customer walks in, him and his team are working side-by-side with them to ensure their dreams and passions are being realized through the build of their 4x4. It’s not only going to look good, it’s going to function exactly how they need it to for their lifestyle. Summit 4x4 Company offers two 4x4 clubs. “Summit 4X4 Club” and “Summit 4X4 Club - Girls Tribe”, which is an all girls club. These clubs offer a chance to get out and see our amazing off-road trails and hang out with other 4x4 owners. Each club offers monthly

Photo Credit: Summit 4x4 Co.

runs and quarterly training. Check out our website, www.summit4x4company.com or visit our Facebook page to join and follow all upcoming runs and training clinics. Summit 4X4 Company has grown into a full service shop customizing Jeeps and Toyotas to fulfill the dreams of 4x4 vehicle owners. We offer full custom builds, parts, accessories, repairs and maintenance. Stop in to see them at 402 E. Sheldon Street in Prescott. www.summit4x4company.com

GUIDANCE AIR

Guidance Helicopters, Inc. has been a part of the Prescott community since 1998. John L. Stonecipher started Guidance Helicopters, Inc. at the Prescott Airport on November 11, 1998. Guidance Academy, LLC. was opened in 2010 and was contracted by Yavapai College to provide helicopter flight training for the Aerospace Science degree. Guidance Academy has trained over 300 helicopter pilot students who are now working in the helicopter industry. As an entrepreneur and aviator, Mr. Stonecipher created an evolutionary process to train highly competent high-altitude instrument rated pilots for the helicopter industry. In September 2016, Mr. Stonecipher opened Guidance Air Tours in Sedona, AZ. Guidance Air provides first class helicopter tours of Sedona, Secret Canyon, Horseshoe Canyon and charter flights to the Grand Canyon, Page and other destinations throughout Arizona. Proudly achieving Sedona’s #1 Outdoor Activity by TripAdvisor and the #3 “Best Helicopter Tour in the Nation” by USA Today in their 10 Best Reader’s Choice awards, Guidance Air has become a gem in the Sedona community. Guidance Air has now expanded helicopter services to the Prescott Regional Airport and is offering a variety of experiences. From a 15 minute tour of Prescott’s glass top lakes and lush Prescott National Forest to chartered lunch flights to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Page, Secret Canyon, and Horseshoe Canyon.

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Guidance Air is honored to be a sponsor of the Prescott Valley OUTDOORS Summit 2020! Guidance Air will be offering local helicopter rides at the Outdoor Summit. The ultimate offroad adventure awaits you and your family! www.guidanceair.com


prescottvalleyoutdoors.com LITTLE DEALER LITTLE PRICES

Little Dealer Little Prices has been awarded the highest possible RV Dealer Award in North America. Out of thousands of RV Dealerships in the U.S. and Canada, Little Dealer Little Prices has the distinction of being one of the five best dealerships. Recognized in RV Business Magazine, Little Dealer Little Prices was described as being the place to go where “Only the Best will do!” As a top five dealer, Little Dealer Little Prices represents the RV Industry Elite, receiving the highest possible honor for their professionalism, overall business operatives, and customer service. For new or used RV’s, service or repairs, financing or storage, Little Dealer Little Prices can be trusted. Little Dealer Little Prices is the only dealer in Arizona that offers a Lifetime

Warranty on all new Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Toy Haulers, and Motorhomes. The warranty covers air conditioner(s), furnace, water heater, water pump, and water lines, propane gas lines and regulator, refrigerator, microwave/convection oven, brakes, suspension and 72 other key components and covers 100% of parts and labor with no deductible. As a proud sponsor of the Prescott Valley OUTDOORS Summit 2020, Little Dealer Little Prices is excited to show everyone just what great service and fun outdoor inventory they have to offer. Be sure to check them out to see just what they have to get you going and into the outdoors! www.littledealer.com

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OUTDOORGREAT Here in central Arizona, we love our outdoors activities. Everything from hiking, biking, off-roading, and so much more runs through the hearts of all who live here. By Kristina Abbey

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hether you’re an avid fan of kayaking in one of the beautiful lakes, hiking on a meandering trail, or the challenge of a tough 4x4 run, there lies one common tie in all those activities…people. People who live and work within our communities who, at their core, are the very activities they help others do. These individuals of Prescott Valley and beyond make it possible for ordinary folks to participate in these activities. For this reason alone we decided to focus on twelve individuals who we consider to be our OUTDOOR GREATS!

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GARY STEWART - ESI Grips. Gary Stewart and his family own and operate their family business ESI Grips based in Chino Valley, Arizona, which is a worldrenowned brand creating superior silicone products for the cycling industry. Along with providing high-quality biking products, Gary and his family also bring support to the cycling community through sponsorship of local athletes, teams, youth development and events. In addition ESI also sponsors the Whiskey Off-Road, one of the nation’s preeminent mountain biking races, as well as the Chino Grinder. Our region is fortunate to have a prominent brand of the outdoors industry right here in Chino Valley. The Stewart family brings so much to the outdoor community and is certainly qualified to be considered one of our Outdoor Greats! For more information: https://esigrips.com

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CINA MCCONAUGHY & KATE PHELAN - Soul Ride. Ever participate in something that feeds your soul? That’s exactly how Kate Phelan and Cina McConaughy, owners of Soul Ride, describe mountain biking in Prescott. Cina and Kate love taking others outdoors to learn about mountain biking and giving tours to people who are seeking out adventure. Now as full-time store owners, Kate and

Cina enjoy the opportunity to get involved with the community. The two host Mountain Bike tours and are involved in an adventure club for kids which introduces Mountain Biking to kids without the element of competition making the trails a fun and safe place to visit. With their passion for mountain biking and a store that is aptly named to match that passion, Kate and Cina definitely have earned their place as one of our Outdoor Greats. For more information check out https://soulride.bike.

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CHRIS HOSKING - City of Prescott Trails Whenever you go out on a trail, have you wondered who was responsible for its creation? Well, that person would be Chris Hosking, Trails/ Natural Parklands Coordinator. Thirteen years ago, Chris started working for the City of Prescott and really began to settle into his love of the outdoors. Today, he is proud to show off the amount of trail information located on the city’s website. Hosking is also pleased to share the App he worked with Prescott IT and Yavapai County Forestry Service to develop. Between the website and the App, trails of Yavapai County are now easier to navigate than ever before. Chris Hosking does great work for Prescott and he is surely in his

element whether on the trail or talking about developing a new trail. For this he made it onto our list of Outdoor Greats. Thanks to Chris Hosking and the team at the City of Prescott, we now have over 100 miles of trails and approximately 2500 acres of open space. For more information on the Prescott Trail System or to download the trail App visit http://www.prescott-az.gov/ recreation-events/recreation-areas/trails/.

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DR. TODD GEILER is a fun and interesting person with a long standing love of the outdoors. He enjoys everything from photography to hunting and fishing when he isn’t working in his eye care business. Dr. Geiler can often be found heading out to spend his free time in nature. More than just a personal love of the outdoors, Dr. Geiler has taken time to get kids involved in outdoor activities. He has helped coordinate and run fishing events that get kids set up to experience fishing for the first time. What he does has never been about the love of sport, instead it is a desire to understand nature, the need for balance, and how to apply it. Geiler was recently nominated to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, “Dr. Geiler’s extensive outdoor involvement and community leadership will serve the Arizona Game and Fish Commission well,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. This certainly earns Dr. Todd Geiler a place on our list of Outdoor Greats!

Photo Credit: Dr. Todd Geiler

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JOE & BRIAN WITTY - Prescott Trap and Skeet of Dewey, Arizona. Joe and Brian Witty are a father and son who are passionate about skeet shooting. Joe Witty, an Olympic hopeful, has spent nearly ten years in the world of skeet. He started shooting when he was a child and fell in love with the sport when he enrolled in an international competition. Brian Witty, Joe’s father, is a man in love with the outdoor world and enjoys fishing and hunting. It is no surprise that his job is Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Prescott Valley. In addition to his

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role in Prescott Valley, Brian is an active part of Prescott Trap and Skeet and works with children coaching them in competition skeet. Prior to the existence of Prescott Trap and Skeet, the two were challenged with not having a skeet shooting range nearby, therefore they worked together to begin the establishment of the skeet range in Dewey, Arizona. Now the two are able to practice together when Joe is up in Prescott Valley on break from college. Both these men have an intense passion for the world of skeet shooting, one an Olympic hopeful, the other working to train others to improve their skills. Learning who Brian and Joe Witty are, anyone can see why these two are worthy of being considered Outdoor Greats! For more information: http://www. prescotttrapandskeetclub.com

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MARYAH DILBECK - Born to be Wild Rentals Founder of Born to be Wild Rentals, Maryah Dilbeck shows a passion for kayaking and getting people active and outdoors. Her entire life has been centered around kayaking and providing an opportunity for people to get out on the water. Maryah and Born to be Wild aren’t just about kayaking, they are also about giving back. Last summer, she organized a Lake Watson clean up on July 5th to be sure no trash stayed in the water after the July 4th activities. She’s excited to say they are going to do the lake cleanup again this year remaining to be our champion of lakes. Born to be Wild offers discounts to Veterans and First Responders and is working to find other ways to help the community. Dilbeck is a person who is passionate about what she does and helping others connect with nature, for this, she qualifies at one of our Outdoor Greats! For more information: https://www. b2bwild.com

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MIKE JOHNS - RoughRider 100 Mike Johns, founder of the RoughRider 100, plays a key role in the Quad Cities and lives of many children. Inspired by the storied history of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and Buckey O’Neil, Mike Johns has had a hand in the creation and continuation of the RoughRider 100 race and the kids’ FCA Motocross Camp. Taking place over Memorial Day Weekend in Prescott Valley, the RoughRider 100 is the southwest’s largest professional off-road motorcycle race. This event was created to help fund the kids FCA Motocross Camp, a week where kids, who often have the


odds stacked against them, are able to spend time on dirt bikes and just have fun. Mike has worked hard the past two years on the events to make them successful and has truly made a difference in our communities. For this, he is one of our Outdoor Greats! For more information on Rough Rider 100: https://www.facebook.com/roughrideronehundred/

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JESSE WASIL - Summit 4x4 Company It would be an understatement to say that Jesse Wasil of Summit 4x4 Company loves what he does. As owneroperator of a company that breathes and eats off-road, his passion is to help others make their off-road adventure dreams come true! Jesse also ensures Summit 4x4 Company is also a large part of the community. His company is a major part of the Prescott Valley OUTDOORS Summit. They also participate in events like the Men’s Expo, car shows, and various non-profit fundraising efforts. Getting to know Jesse, anyone can easily see how much passion he has for Summit 4x4 Company and our communities. For this, he certainly qualifies as an Outdoor Great! For more information: https://www.summit4x4company.com

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VERN WALLACE - Mile High OffRoad Vern Wallace started off-roading when he was young, going out in his first jeep before he was even old enough to drive. After attending college and a career in aerospace, he found off-roading as an outlet to relieve stress. Now Wallace gets to help others play dirty in their 4x4’s. Wallace isn’t just about play, he is also about giving back to the community. Among other events, the company has donated Razer rentals for fundraisers and other worthy causes. Despite Wallace’s calm demeanor, you can tell when walking with him through the shop rife with off-road vehicles, he is in his element. The love of off-roading and helping others to get outside is strong in Vern Wallace and for this he is definitely an Outdoor Great! For more information: https://www.milehighoffroadllc.com

www.PrescottValleyOutdoors.com

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MIKE GLOVER - Fieldcraft Survival, Inc. Former U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Major Mike Glover is CEO and owner of Fieldcraft Survival Inc. located in Prescott, Arizona. He loves what he does. Glover has a history in the military and for 20 years worked as a Green Beret in Special Forces. After retiring from the military, Glover took his knowledge and training and did what came naturally. He launched Fieldcraft Survival Inc. with a goal to aid citizens in the community to be better prepared in emergency and outdoor scenarios. With his goal to assist others, Glover takes his business model one step further and works to give back to the community. Fieldcraft Survival Inc. hosts an annual toy drives, raise funds for law enforcement families in need, and several other community support programs. For this reason, Mike Glover is considered one of our Outdoor Greats! For more information: https://www.fieldcraftssurvival.com

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OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS LAKES FAIN LAKE: With a rich and storied history,

Prescott Valley’s Fain Lake is a part of Fain Park and has so much to offer anyone looking for a chance to get outdoors. Take a little time to try your hand at fishing or simply enjoy a picnic lunch along the shore. Several ramadas dot the landscape of Fain Park offering the perfect spot to relax, spend some time outdoors, and enjoy the views of Fain Lake. 34.5749° N, 112.3520° W

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GOLDWATER LAKE: Looking for a relaxing place to celebrate the outdoors, your special event, or simply want to try your hand at fishing? Goldwater Lake has just what you want. This 15-acre lake, located about four miles up Prescott’s Senator Highway, offers fishing docks, picnic tables, a sand

volleyball court, hiking trails, horseshoe pits, a ceremony pad, 3 large ramadas, and a boat launch ramp for electric motor boats. This lake is also great for kayaking and canoeing. 34.4986° N, 112.4489° W

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3. LAKE PLEASANT: The city of Peoria

is home to a scenic desert oasis - Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Surrounded by the Sonoran desert, it is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination for action and adventure. With more than 23,000 acres of water and beautiful, unblemished desert landscape, Lake Pleasant Regional Park is one of the most scenic recreation areas in the valley. There are a number of adventures to embark upon including kayaking, fishing, water skiing, boating, scuba diving, camping, and stargazing. 33.8887° N, 112.2801° W

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LYNX LAKE: Lynx Lake is one of the most

popular recreation spots in central Arizona with more than 90,000 visitors annually. Mild weather, cool ponderosa pine forest, a serene 55-acre lake, trout fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona, and brings them back again and again. 34.5188° N, 112.3852° W

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STONEMAN LAKE: There is some debate over whether Stoneman Lake is the remains of a volcanic crater or whether it fills a deep, collapsed sinkhole. The location of this naturally occurring body of water at the bottom of a bowl-shaped valley and its nearly circular shape actually support both conclusions. The lake’s recreational value, on the other hand, is something that is easily agreed upon. Located south east of Sedona, this medium-sized body of water, surrounded by Gambel oak and Ponderosa pine covered basalt slopes is an excellent place to bird watch during yearly waterfowl migrations, or all summer long for songbirds. Stoneman Lake is the perfect destination to boat, have a nice picnic, and take beautiful photos. 34.7814° N, 111.5126° W

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Watson Lake

Photo Credit: Tree Rose Photography


Upper Lake Mary

Photo Credit: Coconino National Forest

UPPER LAKE MARY: With no motor size

limit and two paved boat ramps, Upper Lake Mary is especially popular with power boaters and water skiers. The lake, just southeast of Flagstaff has northern pike, channel cat, crappie, and some trout making it a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. Upper Lake Mary also offers barbecue grills, picnic areas, and great places to relax, rest, and have a great day on the water. 35.0577° N, 111.4827° W

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WATSON LAKE: This beautiful lake, just

Goldwater Lake

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four miles away from downtown Prescott, features fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, camping, and day picnicking - something for everyone. The scenic park allows access to Watson Woods, as well as the boulders of the Granite Dells. Showers are available for overnight campers. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. 60.0628° N, 128.7109° W

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WILLOW LAKE: Located just a few miles from downtown Prescott, Willow Lake is a 400 hundred surface acre beauty ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and bird-watching. You can also just sit on the rocks of the Granite Dells and enjoy the views and refreshing air. Recreation includes Kayaking, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

Willow Lake

Photo Credit: Rod Hendrick

Lynx Lake

Photo Credit: Rod Hendrick

34.6099° N, 112.4393° W

Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/tQ5hV7HRoxv1dsE9A

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PARKS A.C. WILLIAMS GRANITE CREEK PARK:

With a large green space, multiple picnic tables, barbecue grills, a playground, and more, A.C. Williams Granite Creek Park is the perfect place for any outdoor fun! If you are hosting a casual party or a fun event, take advantage of the large ramada space which boasts massive charcoal grills. Feel like taking a short hike? This 1/2 mile trail Fain Park is perfect! With this park being just steps from Downtown Prescott, it’s the perfect place to have a fun day outdoors. CHINO VALLEY AQUATIC CENTER: This aquatic park offers a massive pool with 554 N. 6th Street beach access style entry and lots of deck Prescott, AZ 86301 chairs for anyone looking to spend a fun Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/a-cday by the pool. The park also offers swim williams-granite-creek-park lessons, lap swim time, and facility rentals for your own events. The Chino Valley ACKER PARK: Acker Park consists of Aquatic park is a fun and inviting place to approximately 80 acres of natural parkland spend a hot day with friends and family. near downtown Prescott. Acker park is a great location for hiking, picnicking, 1615 N. Road 1 East and geocaching. This destination offers a Chino Valley, AZ 86323 restroom, an amphitheater, and even an art Learn More: www.chinoaz.net/444/Chino-Valleydisplay! The restroom at Acker Park has a Aquatic-Center full wrap mural depicting the history of the land, Mr. Acker, and the nature to be found FAIN PARK: Located in the Town of there. There are also additional mosaic art Prescott Valley, Fain Park and Fain Lake walls at the park. offer a perfect mini getaway from day-today life. Take a little time to try your hand at 421 S. Virginia Street fishing or simply enjoy a picnic lunch along Prescott, AZ 86303 Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/acker-park the shores of Fain Lake. Several ramadas dot the landscape of Fain Park offering the perfect spot to relax, spend some time ANTELOPE PARK: Antelope Park sits on outdoors, and enjoy the views of Fain Lake. 10 acres of land and includes a footbridge, a walking track, a multi-use field, a 2200 N. 5th Street playground, and multiple picnic shelters. Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 Take a little time to get outdoors and have Learn More: www.pvaz.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/ fun at this conveniently located park in Fain-Park-4 Prescott Valley. MOUNTAIN VALLEY PARK: Mountain 6933 N. Cattletrack Road Valley Park of Prescott Valley sits on 69 Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 acres of land and is home to the Mountain Learn More: www.pvaz.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/ Valley Splash Outdoor Aquatic Center as Antelope-Park-2 well as a dog park and a skate park. The ramadas, pavilions, and fields offered at the park are available for rental. Be sure to check out the basketball court, playground, and walking track while you’re there. Mountain Valley Park is a great place to visit. 8600 E. Nace Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

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Learn More: www.pvaz.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/ Mountain-Valley-Park-10

Photo Credit: Rod Hendrick

PIONEER PARK: Do you have a special

event or a sporting event that requires the right facility to meet all your needs? Prescott’s Pioneer Park is just the place for you. With Multi-use 4 Plex available for baseball, softball, soccer, and football, plus a Roller Hockey Rink and Pickleball Courts, Pioneer Park has the right type of field for you. 1200 Commerce Drive Prescott, AZ 86305

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ pioneer-park

PRONGHORN PARK: Whether playing

baseball or softball, soccer, or simply taking a walk on the track, Pronghorn Park in Prescott Valley is a great place to go have a great time. The park also boasts a playground and pavilion for visitors to use. This 5/76 acre park is the perfect place to have a day of fun in the outdoors. 7931 E. Rusty Spur Trail Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Learn More: www.pvaz.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/ Pronghorn-Park-13

URBAN FOREST PARK: Urban Forest

Park sits on 12 acres in Prescott Valley and contains water features and ramadas. Many of the 100 trees at the Urban Forest have been donated in remembrance of special people or events. This city park even boasts two ponds that have been added to the Arizona Game & Fish Community Fishing Program! 8700 Lakeshore Drive Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

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VISTA PARK: Need a little peace in the

midst of suburban life? Check out Vista Park’s playground and trail in Prescott! From Vista Park you can take a short hike over to view the Vista Park Petroglyphs and have access to the Panorama Trail. The park also offers a large ramada, artificial turf areas, and restrooms for visitors. A great getaway without having to pack a bag!

can get some exercise? Take them to the dog park. Your buddy will love it! 3181 Willow Creek Road Prescott, AZ 86301

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/jimmccasland-willow-creek-park

WATSON LAKE PARK: Resting right at the edges of the famous Dells, Watson Lake and park are perfect for just about any 1684 Sarafina Drive type of event. For large event seekers the Prescott, AZ 86301 Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/vista-park park has been home for the Prescott 4th of July celebration, the annual Highland Festival, and has even hosted several auto WILLOW CREEK PARK: Willow Creek shows! Smaller event seekers have also used Park is a fantastic facility with space for all kinds of activities. The park offers a ramada the location for drum circles, meditation, and parties. Looking for time on the lake? where groups can have a picnic lunch, a Check out the rental options offered at parking area with access to the Willow the lake marina. You could try your hand Lake Trail, and a sports field anyone can at paddle boarding! There’s lots to do at rent. For our furry little friends, Prescott’s Willow Creek Park also has a dog park with Watson Lake and Watson Lake Park. separated sections for small and large dogs. 3101 Watson Lake Park Road Looking for a great place where your pup Prescott, AZ 86301 Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ watson-lake-park

Chino Valley Aquatic Park

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Street near Iron Springs Road, with a 2 mile out-and-back in either direction. 34.562816° N, 112.496804° W

TRAILS BALDWIN TRAIL: Sedona’s Baldwin Trail

starts across the road from the south side of Red Rock Crossing (Crescent Moon) parking area near the end of the Verde Valley School Road. It heads east and soon drops down a bit to the riparian zone valley floor, near but out of sight of the creek. The trail forks right then climbs moderately through a draw between Cathedral Rock and a red rock butte giving amazing views of Cathedral Rock and Wilson Mountain. Finally, the trail levels out then begins a gradual descent to the southwest, ending at Verde Valley School Road. The Baldwin Trail is perfect for hiking and mountain biking fans.

Baldwin Trail

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34.8221° N, 111.8073° W

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BUTTE CREEK TRAIL: Trail #321 begins at Stricklin Forest Park on Sherwood Drive. This trail parallels Butte Creek, westbound to the Prescott National Forest, and runs partially through a scenic canyon. The City of Prescott’s portion is 1.3 miles but the trail continues into the Prescott National Forest and connects to a larger trail system. 34.538771° N, 112.500625° N

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/buttecreek-trail

CENTENNIAL TRAIL: An in-town trail

that meanders through the boulders and canyons, with panoramic views of the City of Prescott, Rodeo Grounds, Thumb Butte, and Granite Mountain. Petroglyphs are a feature of the trail. Parking is off Mile 22

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Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ centennial-trail

CONSTELLATION TRAIL: Trailhead is

located on the west side of State Route 89, and just south of the Phippen Museum. This series of trail loops traverse more level ground than some of the other Dells trails. Trail surface varies from packed earth to slick rock. Usage is marked for mountain

Huckaby Trail

biking & hiking. You will enjoy beautiful rock formations and scrub oak passageways on Prescott’s Constellation Trail. 34.623224° N, 112.426427° W

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ constellation-trails/

EMBRY RIDDLE - JAN ALFANO TRAILS:

As part of the Prescott Circle Trail, Embry Riddle Jan Alfano Trail links Pioneer Park to the Willow Lake trails. This trail is a mellow single track perfect for beginner mountain bikers and is an easy trail run. Get hiking or bicycling on this great trail at the northern end of Prescott. 34.614813° N, 112.461175° W

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ embry-riddle-jan-alfano-trails

FOSSIL CREEK WATERFALL TRAIL:

Located in the Coconino National Forest, Fossil Creek Waterfall Trail is a popular 2.6 mile long hike. This all skill level friendly

trail features a beautiful waterfall and is accessible year-round. Located near Camp Verde, Fossil Creek Waterfall Trail is a perfect destination for you and your furry friend. 34.394587° N, 111.650783° W

Learn More: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/fossilcreek-waterfall-trail

GLASSFORD HILL SUMMIT TRAIL:

Nature lovers, hikers, and mountain bikers will enjoy this two-mile trail on the historic Glassford Hill, with spectacular views

Photo Credit: Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

overlooking the Town of Prescott Valley. Glassford Hill is a scenic gem, home to mule deer, pronghorn, antelope, eagles, the occasional mountain lion, and a host of other wildlife. The Glassford Hill Summit Trail highlights the area’s unique history, culture, vegetation, and even volcanic activity and archeological history! 34.596776° N, 112.360701° W

Learn More: www.pvaz.net/DocumentCenter/ View/3050/Glassford-Hill-Summit Trail-PDF?bidId=

GREENWAYS TRAIL SYSTEM: There are

approximately 2.5 miles of multi-use trails along Prescott’s Granite Creek and Miller Creek that lead to downtown Prescott, Granite Creek Park, and the rodeo grounds. Whether hiking or cycling, this is a great urban getaway right in the heart of beautiful Prescott! 34.536149° N, 112.471466° W

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ greenways-trail-system


Iron King Trail

Photo Credit: Tree Rose Photography

LYNX LAKE: Lynx Lake is located in the

Peavine Trail near Goldwater Lake

Rod Hendrick

HUCKABY TRAIL: This trail, constructed

in 1998, is never far from the sights and sounds of Sedona. It is a pretty trail which offers a variety of views. It can be reached from the Schnebly Hill trailhead or from Midgley Bridge. This trail offers some level areas but also some moderate to steep incline areas as well as switchbacks, along the path. Along Huckaby Trail, hikers will be treated to beautiful views of Steamboat Rock, Wilson Mountain, and Midgley Bridge. The trail will cross a branch of Oak Creek so be prepared to get a little wet or do some boulder hopping to get across. Huckaby Trail is sure to be a challenging but fun hike. 34.866707° N, 111.748846° W

Learn More: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/ huckaby-trail

IRON KING TRAIL: The Prescott Valley

Iron King Trail begins west of Glassford Hill Road, north of Spouse Drive. At the base of Glassford Hill, the Iron King Trail began as part of the Prescott East Railroad back at the turn of the century. Eventually, the railroad business slowed and in the 1970’s workers pulled the rails from the ground. Along this four mile trek, hikers and cyclists can see railcars dotted. At the end of the 4 mile hike, you can continue on with the Peavine Trail for more sights. 34.6143° N , 112.346665° W

Learn More: www.pvaz.net/DocumentCenter/View/634/ Iron-King-Trail-PDF

cool pines just outside of Prescott, Arizona and offers several trail options for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. There are also some trails offered for the fisherman, ATV and the motorcycle riders. Trails around Lynx Lake area offer views of the lake, of prehistoric ruins, beautiful central Arizona views and more. Whatever the preference, Lynx Lake is going to deliver the perfect trail.

OAK SPRING TRAIL: As part of the Tonto National Forest, Oak Spring Trail is a moderately difficult 7.3 mile trail. This trail is best hiked from August until May and offers great views for any hiker, backpacker, or bird watcher. Gorgeous shady stretches and a plethora of historical and geological points of interest are also highlights of the Oak Spring Trail inviting anyone who wants a great view of the Mogollon Rim as a reward.

Learn More: www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/prescott/recreation/ recarea/?recid=75178

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MINGUS MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA: Located in the cool pines of central

PEAVINE TRAIL: This is one of the few Rails to Trails projects in Arizona. This Prescott trail offers outstanding views of Watson Lake and Granite Dells as well as wildlife viewing. Walk, hike, bike, or horseback along this six mile trail that was originally built by the Santa Fe Railway in 1893. The Peavine connects with the Iron King Trail for another 4 mile trek along more railroad bed.

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Arizona, Mingus Mountain offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including: picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hunting and more! Mingus Mountain offers three Rim Trail options for hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers of all skill levels. Butterfly Trail #536 begins uphill past an old concrete dam and enters a rocky drainage lined with Ponderosa Pine, Oak, New Mexico Locust, and seasonal wildflowers before heading into a network of historic roads that served the logging industry during the mining boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Middle Trail #537 and West Rim Trail #538 meet with #536 at a 4-way junction. Middle Trail #537 contours downhill through a shady forest of fir trees and then ties back to TR 536 near Butterfly Spring in a 2.4 mile loop. West Rim Trail #538 travels north and west across Mingus Mountain’s rim country where Ponderosa Pine, Juniper, and Fir grow up alongside one another. This trail offers a 1 mile long, one-way, out-and-back hike. 34.707505° N, 112.149431° W

Learn More: www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/prescott/ recarea/?recid=80052

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34.575294° N, 112.427035° W

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ prescott-peavine-national-recreationtrail-2

PRESCOTT CIRCLE TRAIL: The Prescott Circle Trail is a network of our best nonmotorized trails that combine to make a 54 mile loop around Prescott. The PCT is jointly managed by the City of Prescott and Prescott National Forest. The trail comes as close as three miles to downtown Prescott and is easily accessible with 15 trailheads along its length. A lap of the PCT has about 6000 feet of elevation gain and can be enjoyed as an adventurous one or two day trip, or a multi-day trip over a period of days, weeks, or months. Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ prescott-circle-trail

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THUMB BUTTE TRAIL #33: The Thumb Butte area is one of the most popular destinations on the Prescott National Forest. Mild weather and a variety of trails Photo Credit: City of Prescott Parks and Recreation offerings for hikers, horseback riders, and Prescott Circle Trail (Sundog Trail) mountain bikers are available to meet many levels of skill. Thumb Butte Trail #33 is a PRESCOTT VALLEY’S URBAN 1.75 mile long moderately difficult hiking PATHWAYS: The Town of Prescott Valley trail that climbs up the side of Thumb Butte proudly hosts several multi-use urban cresting at base of the rocky peak of the pathways right within the town. These butte. Other trails offered traverse through pathways include Central Core Multi-Use Prescott National Forest in a variety of path, PV Pipeline Multi-Use Path, and networked trails leading to and from the State Route 69 Multi-Use Path. Each urban base of Thumb Butte. pathway offers a wide space where walkers, 34.55173° N, 112.52093° W hikers, and cyclists can travel or get exercise Learn More: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/thumbsafely away from the traffic of the busy butte-trail-33 streets of Prescott Valley. Learn More: www.pvaz.net/DocumentCenter/View/636/ Urban-Pathways-PDF

TONTO NATURAL BRIDGE: What may be the world’s largest travertine bridge can be seen from many angles within the SCHUERMAN MOUNTAIN TRAIL: This Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. From Sedona trail starts with a gentle climb to the base of the low mountain, then bends to paved paths on top, visitors will encounter the left and begins a moderately steep climb four great viewpoints to help understand the scale of the bridge, while having the up the east flank and onto the basaltic lava of this old volcano. Nice views are a part of opportunity to take in expansive view of Arizona’s famed rim country. this hike as it continues to climb emerging 34.322410° N, 111.453996° W onto a low saddle and then continues up to the mountain’s high point. Challenge Learn More: azstateparks.com/tonto/things-to-do/trails yourself and go a bit further to the edge WATSON LAKE LOOP TRAIL: This Prescott for great panoramic views, they’ll surely be trail is approximately 4.8 miles in length worth the hike. for the entire loop around the lake. The 34.84634° N, 111.82872° W Northshore trail covers rocky steep terrain, Learn More: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/ the Over the Hill trail covers rocky and schuerman-mountain-trail

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slightly. More moderate terrain, and the Peavine and Lower Granite Creek Trail are relatively flat in comparison. Great views and challenges away any hiker or mountain biker along the various stretches of the Watson Lake Loop Trail. 34.58494° N, 112.442419° W

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ watson-lake-loop-trail

WILLOW DELLS SLICKROCK LOOPS:

These rugged trails run through the Prescott Dells, over granite rock outcrops, and along the north edge of Willow Lake. Best suited for hiking and advanced mountain biking, this trail is a great place to recreate in the outdoors. For mountain bikers, this trail can be a fun and tricky place with tight spots. Plan to bring some energy for this challenging trail. 34.610913° N, 112.435672° W

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ willow-dells-slickrock-trail-loops

WILLOW LAKE LOOP: Challenge yourself to complete this 5.7 mile loop around Prescott’s Willow Lake which consists of great sweeping views, technical rock hopping, steep steps, and prolific bird watching. Most of the trail is above the high water mark, but the East Bay Trail segment is not accessible at high water. 34.609759° N, 112.439621° W

Learn More: www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-area/ willow-lake-loop-trail

Willow Lake Loop, Prescott

Photo Credit: Tree Rose Photography


WOODS CANYON TRAIL: Just southeast of the Village of Oak Creek, Woods Canyon Trail enters Munds Mountain Wilderness and continues its easy climb, passing some redrock formations on the left. It enters the occasional shade of pine and sycamore as it approaches and then follows Dry Beaver Creek. At the 3.5 mile mark, the trail emergence onto a picturesque expanse of red rock at the edge of a normally dry creaked which is studded with huge, gray boulders. With plentiful views of red rock all along this hike, Woods Canyon Trail is a great destination for any hiker. 34.75598° N, 111.76323° W

Learn More: www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/ woods-canyon

Willow Lake Loop

Photo : Tree Rose Photography

Woods Canyon Trail

Williamson Valley Trail

Photo Credit: Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

Photo Credit: Tree Rose Photography

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OFF-ROADING BLOODY BASIN ROAD: Located near Black Canyon City, Bloody Basin Road is an easy rated trail which spends much of the trip going through the Agua Fria National Monument. Take time for side trips to see archaeological sites and petroglyphs. The highest point of the trip

This twisty and fun road passes between many mines hidden on the hillside and offers some narrow, steep, and rocky spots on the route. Taking your 4x4, dirt bike, side-by-side, or truck out onto this run just might be the perfect way to spend your day. 34.591651° N, 111.998572° W

Learn More: funtreks.com/off-road-trails/blue-monster

BROKEN ARROW: Rated difficult, this short 3.8 mile trail may be the most memorable in Arizona! This trail is

CINDER HILLS RUN: Cinder Hills is is an

off-road destination approximately 13,500 acres in size and its numerous volcanic cinder cones and craters surrounded by ponderosa pine forest gives the area an otherworldly quality. This run can vary in levels of difficulty depending on your path but does offer mostly easy hills compatible to most types of off-road vehicles. Looking for a bit more of a challenge? Take the steep climb to Double Crater where the loose graveling ash is soft like sand. 35.32856° N, 111.523117° W

Learn More: funtreks.com/off-road-trails/cinder-hillsohv-area

Turkey Creek

Cinder Run

Photo Credit: Charles Ables

Photo Credit: Summit 4x4 Company

nears 5,000 feet, where expansive views are available on clear days. Just north of the bridge on the west side, natural hot springs lay hidden in the thick brush. This 38 mile long trail is suitable for just about any type of off-road vehicle and promises a great day. 34.15553° N, 111.82181° W

Learn More: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/bloodybasin-road

BLUE MONSTER: The moderate trail gets

its name from a spring that tracks along the route. While the trail isn’t really a monster, it happens to go past Blue Monster Spring.

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extremely fun to drive and the red rock scenery is knockout beautiful. There is a lot of traffic on this route as it is shared with tour jeeps, hikers, and mountain bikers. The toughest spot on the trail by far is called “The Steps.” Drivers will need high clearance vehicles. The most aggressive SUV’s can do this area but most stock vehicles will bottom out. This trail is recommenced only for SUV or trucks and hard-core modified vehicles. 34.845548° N, 111.756742° W

Learn More: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/brokenarrow-ohv-route

DESOTO MINE: This difficult rated trail is a challenging but scenic trek with an end destination of Desoto Mine. Stock SUVs can make it to the Desoto Mine, but should stop at Waypoint 02. At that point, you’ll want to leave it to the expert off-roader. The road is hard-core rocky in places but what really grabs your attention is the steep, tippy sections. Definitely for the experienced offroader, plan to go with other experienced

Photo Credit: Charles Ables

drivers on this destination trail. Desoto Mine is definitely not for the faint of heart! 34.276984° N, 112.253160° W

Learn More: funtreks.com/off-road-trails/desoto-mine

MINGUS MOUNTAIN: This fun moderately rated trip is a mountain loop that starts in Cottonwood and goes to Jerome. After passing through unimpressive lowlands, the road climbs quickly up the side of Mingus Mountain and into the forest. This trip offers views of Verde Valley and Cottonwood as you climb, and passes by the Copper Chief mine along the way. Climb


on into your modified 4x4, SUV, or ATV, this trail is perfect for just about any offroad vehicle.

affect each other - and how rebirth and reveal happen in the wake of disaster. A visit to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument provides an unparalleled 34.70727° N, 112.1495° W opportunity to study the dynamics of Learn More: www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/minguseruption, change, and recovery in an arid PINK JEEP TOURS: Since 1960, Pink® mountain--2 climate. Th e dramatic landscape is home to Adventure Tours has been thrilling visitors species adapted to life on and around the SENATOR HIGHWAY, CROWN KING: This as the Premier Adventure Tour Company young volcanic terrain. It is also an integral is a long, twisty drive with much to see. in the Southwest. Founded in Sedona, part of legends, history, and culture of Allow plenty of time so you can move at. A Arizona, the first Jeep® tour operator in the northern Arizona. relaxing pace. The town of Crown King is United States become known for its ‘must The national monument has a visitor the highlight of the trip, but you’ll also drive do’ adventure tours through Sedona’s Red center with brand new exhibits opening in past interesting Creator and Bumble Bee. Rock country, Grand Canyon National March 2020. From short, accessible walks Rated at an easy level the 58.6 mile route is Park, and Las Vegas. Herschend Enterprises to longer hikes, five trails offer a chance great for SUV or pick up trucks, hard-core acquired Pink® Adventure Tours in 2018, to experience unique volcanic features. modified vehicles, 60”-wide Side-by-Sides, and Pink® expanded east to the Smoky Wupatki National Monument shares the 50”-wide ATVs and Side-by-Sides, and dirt Mountains in 2019. scenic loop road with Sunset Crater and bikes. The best time to do this tour is June Pink® Adventure Tours take guests to tells the cultural story of the area. through September but it is open year round. some of the most breathtaking panoramic 6082 Forest Service 545 Road views of Earth’s natural wonders; all while 34.45859° N, 112.44321° W Flagstaff, AZ 86004 expertly trained and entertaining local Learn More: funtreks.com/off-road-trails/senatorLearn More: www.nps.gov/sucr guides share secrets of our destinations’ highway-crown-king history, nature and geology. Pink® Adventure FLAGSTAFF EXTREME: Flagstaff Extreme Tours welcomes more than 300,000 TURKEY CREEK: A difficult rated trail (FLG X) provides a safe, fun, physical and guests per year; guests are treated to makes the scenic views that much more unique outdoor experience in the trees. The superior customer service, environmental rewarding. Turkey Creek is a remote and high ropes adventure course and adventure responsibility and a top-tier commitment lightly traveled trek as it winds back and zipline course challenges guests to push to guide education and a passenger safety. forth across Turkey Creek. Much of the their limits and overcome their fears in a trail traverses the narrow Dead Cow Gulch, Guests take home memories to last a lifetime. supportive environment. They even have a passed Howard Copper Mine, and then 204 N. State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 kids adventure course with 10 obstacles and climbs into the foothills ending in a scenic Learn More: www.pinkadventuretours.com 2 ziplines for little adventurers to play in descent into Castle Creek Road. This 10 mile trek is cleared for various types of offroad rated vehicles.

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Pink Jeep Tours

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Sunset Crater

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the trees as well. Through shared experience FLG X creates an opportunity to build cone located north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The relationships with friends and family and to cinder cone volcanic rim is the dusky red of leave feeling a sense of accomplishment. The sunset, but the crater is only part of the story. Adventure Course has over 70 elements to test your limits and the Adventure Zip Lines Around 1085 the ground began to shake, and lava spewed high into the air. When the feature over 30 zip lines! Go play in the trees! Fort Tuthill County Park eruption finished, it had changed both the Flagstaff, AZ 86005 landscape and the people who lived here. Learn More: flagstaffextreme.com Today, it teaches how nature and humankind

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