Watson Lake, Utilizing Sections of the Flume & Peavine Trails (Prescott)

Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 07:30
Leaders: 
Larry A - ashcrofbks@yahoo.com, 602-789-9548
Rating: 
C/D LENGTH: 4 miles ELEV GAIN: 290 ft PACE: Slow

Meet at 7:30 am (depart at 7:45) at the Park-and-Ride on the south side of Bell Road, just west of I-17. We will carpool to The Granite Dells Trailhead north of Prescott, AZ.

This is a beautiful area of smooth granite formations, lush green riparian ecosystems, and stunning vistas just outside the city of Prescott in the Central Highlands. An easy hike through these features makes it a perfect place to stretch your legs and includes photo ops. Half of the trail goes directly over the granite formation, until you reach Watson Lake Dam, and then it returns following the stream in a riparian forest canyon along the Flume Trail.

We will have lunch at the Palace Station Restaurant & Saloon on Whiskey Row afterwards.  

Bring sunscreen, hat, boots, plenty of water, snacks and $ for carpool. Children, well behaved outdoor dogs are welcome.  Inclement weather may cause a cancellation.

AzOTC members need not call ahead. Guests and new members should contact the hike leader prior to the hike. Cost to non-members is $5.