Can you drive up Thumb Butte?


Can you drive up Thumb Butte?

It is about a 10 minute drive from downtown Prescott. Take West Gurley Street, which turns into Thumb Butte Road to the parking area at Thumb Butte Recreation Area. The trailhead is across the street from parking. There are restroom facilities in parking area.

Is the top of Thumb Butte open?

Thumb Butte Trails and Area Map (1.41 MB; Color; 8.5″ X 11″)…At a Glance.

Operational Hours: Day-use site and trailhead: March 1 – April 30: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM May 1 – September 30: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM October 1 – February 28 (or 29): 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

How long is the Thumb Butte Trail?

2 miles long
Thumb Butte Trail is open to hikers only. The trail is almost 2 miles long and is moderately difficult. Allow yourself about 1.5 hours to hike the entire trail. A short spur trail near the crest offers a good viewpoint of the Prescott area.

Is Thumb Butte Trail closed?

The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. Thumb Butte Area is within the Prescott National Forest, in the Bradshaw Ranger District of Yavapai County.

Can you hike to the top of Thumb Butte?

Elevation at the trailhead is 5,730 feet according to my GPS. From the trailhead taking the left fork or going counter-clockwise on the loop, is the most direct route to the top of Thumb Butte. Along this wide and well-groomed trail are benches and rest areas as well as signs marking the nature trail.

Do you need a pass for Lynx Lake?

Camping Permits All sites in Lynx Lake Campground can be reserved, with any unfilled sites open for walk-in visitors. Most sites in Alto Pit, Hilltop, Potato Patch, Yavapai, and White Spar Campgrounds may be reserved, but there are several sites in each of these campgrounds that are set aside for walk-in visitors.

What’s the elevation of Thumb Butte?

5,700-6,300 feet
This area has an interesting mixture of vegetation with ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, scrub oak, manzanita, yucca, and cactus. At elevations of 5,700-6,300 feet, it is in the transition zone, between Sonoran Desert to the south and conifer forests to the north.

Why is Watson Lake closed?

DUE TO ONGOING WILDFIRE OPERATIONS GOLDWATER AND WATSON LAKE REMAIN CLOSED. As a reminder, the Prescott National Forest has implemented a fire area emergency closure which ultimately provides for both public and firefighter safety.

How much does it cost to get into Lynx Lake?

No fees are charged for visitors arriving on foot or bicycle. Wednesdays are always fee-free. Electric and gas motors (under 10 HP), oar, paddle, or sail-powered boats are permitted. Rental boats are available at Lynx Store and Marina, (928) 778-0720.

Is Lynx Lake swimmable?

Located just 15 minutes Southeast of Prescott, this lake is prime for boating, fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, sailing, and canoeing. Though swimming is prohibited, there are boat rentals if you do not have one of your own at the Lynx Lake Store.

Can you swim at Horseshoe lake?

Open Water Swimming – Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre. Our beautiful and inviting lake is the perfect location for a swim! WEEKENDS – Once your swim is booked – Turn up anytime between 7am – 9:45am for your swim.

Do people swim in Watson Lake?

12 answers. You can not swim in Watson lake nor its twin sister willow lake due to polution. Both lakes are down stream from old strip mining of mercury. The city is in the process of writing grant to clean both lakes in the coming years.

Can you walk around Lynx Lake?

A popular hiking trail that goes around Lynx Lake. The west side is paved and accessible to wheelchairs. Fee is $5.

What temperature is Horseshoe Lake?

It is 67 degrees fahrenheit, or 19 degrees celsius and feels like 67 degrees fahrenheit. The barometric pressure is 30.15 – measured by inch of mercury units – and is falling since its last observation.

Is Horseshoe Lake dog friendly?

Horseshoe Lake is a perfect spot for your dog to relax. Dogs are allowed to swim in the lake and explore the surrounding beach. You can also spend the day hiking in the surrounding area with your leashed pet. Or call (760) 873-2400 for more information.

Where can I find Thumb Butte in Arizona?

Explore Thumb Butte in Prescott National Forest, Arizona with Thumb Butte Group Picnic Area is a convenient place for groups of up to 100 people to enjoy a day outdoors. The site is located under the towering pines of Pres Thumb Butte Prescott National Forest

Where is the Thumb Butte picnic area?

Thumb Butte Prescott National Forest Thumb Butte Group Picnic Area is a convenient place for groups of up to 100 people to enjoy a day outdoors. The site is located under the towering pines of Prescott National Forest about 4 miles west of Prescott, and provides easy access to a variety of trails and amenities.

What is Thumb Butte Trail 33?

Due to its proximity to downtown Prescott, Thumb Butte Trail #33 is one of the most popular and heavily used hiking trails on the Prescott National Forest. Signs along the trail identify vegetation and explain forest ecology.

How far is the Thumb Butte Trail from Prescott AZ?

From downtown Prescott, AZ: Travel west on Gurley Street (becomes Thumb Butte Road) for 3.4 miles to the Thumb Butte Picnic Area, on the right. The trail begins just across the road from the picnic area.