Airport Loop/Table Top Trails #211/212, Bandit Trail, Brewer Trail. Great place to visit. The map as shown here is not the 345 trail. Granite Basin is aptly named with the initial view being a vast expanse of granite surrounding small alpine lakes. It is, nonetheless, a worthwhile trip if you can deal with the crowds. Water available at parking area. Easy access, easy to get to. Mint Wash and Granite Basin Lake Loop is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is also known as the String Lake, Jenny Lake and Phelps Lake trails for part of its course. Hiking Trails in Teton Valley: Best trails on the north end of Teton Valley (closer to Tetonia): 1. Granite Chief Wilderness. There's snow in the trailhead parking lot, but it was not a problem. There is parking for 20 vehicles. Great trail and easy to follow! Granite Basin Lake is man-made and about 5 surface acres. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is PRESC which is approximately 7 miles away and has an elevation of 5,205 feet (376 feet lower than Granite Basin Lake). Trailhead . The lake is surrounded by pine forest and there are trails that go from the parking lot in both directions around the lake. West Lake Trail #351. Snow begins immediately from the trailhead. Best Hiking Trails near Granite Basin Lake. Though we hear the fishing is good, the lake is not well known. Granite Basin's lake is serene, little traveled, tucked below the granite boulders. Granite Basin Lake is a lake inside of Prescott National Forest. Granite Basin – National Forest Service. Granite basin lake is a starting point. We did the trail counter clockwise. Bring all needed supplies including water. From almost anywhere in town the majestic Granite Mountain can be seen in the background. Today we move camp to Granite Basin Lakes which is about 3.75 miles and 590 feet of elevation gain from our first two nights' camp. Please refrain from using horses when trail is wet. A great first choice for an easy to moderate hike combines portions of four numbered trails into a 3-mile loop with nice views and gentle grades. All the climbing you have done from the trailhead is now reversed, as you switchback steeply down a forested hillside to open granite talus slopes. Trail map of the Iron Springs Railroad Trail from North Granite Basin Road to North Spence Springs Road (Prescott National Forest). The initial view of the smaller lakes is not available until you begin to drop down into the basin. Fitra_Is 327 views. From its intersection with Willow Creek Road, travel northwest on Iron Springs Road for 3 miles. Seasonal Popularity. West Lake Trail #351 begins at the Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. Hazard Lake Campground is on road 257, approximately 9 miles north of the Granite Mountain trailhead turnoff. The lake itself is absolutely beautiful, and even more so because it is set against the backdrop of rugged mountains whose sides are covered with granite boulders. Boats powered by electric motors and oars/paddles are allowed. Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails. The lake is surrounded by pine forest and there are trails that go from the parking lot in both directions around the lake. You could start at the horse trailer parking area to tack on about a mile. I don't think there has been a year we have not ridden to Green Lakes and Granite Basin. Because of today's short distance, we will a relaxing morning and then some free time this afternoon to lake fish, swim, relax, read a book, or explore around camp. Post navigation. Granite Lake is one of four lakes, accessible via the Blue Lake Trail, to the northwest of Crazy Peak, the tallest mountain in the Crazies. Granite Mountain is a favorite hiking and climbing area for many local residents, and it’s a popular recreation area for many visitors to Prescott. Nestled among pines and boulders of Prescott's iconic Granite Mountain, Granite Basin Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities year-round including: hiking, backpacking, horse riding, non-motorized boating, rock climbing, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Coming soon! 2. The trail has a lot of variety and good views. There is no electricity or shower facilities here. Within the region are several day-use areas, and Granite Basin Lake, which is known for channel catfish, large-mouth bass, and sunfish. Dogs must be on leashes. great alternative to the main trail with a different view of the mountain. Hike 1.2 … The pretty Green Lakes and Granite Basins Lakes are accessible from the North Leigh Lakes trailhead. DIFFICULT 6.0 mi. See more beautiful photos of the Lower Granite Creek Discovery Trail and Prescott area here: After 2.5 miles, you will meet the Ice Lake Trail Junction, your first opportunity to gain access to an alpine lake. Add a review. Granite Basin Loops videos. This popular trail enters the Granite Mountain Wilderness and climbs Granite Mountain. EASY 4.1 mi. Trail conditions. First 2 miles easy to moderate. Nestled among pines and boulders of Prescott’s iconic Granite Mountain, Granite Basin offers a variety of beginner through expert trails. The trail crosses a creek several times. Overview. There is a junction of these trails just before you reach the gate, but this end of trail #345 takes you to Granite Basin Lake … In early spring, these stream crossings can be high, even treacherous, so evaluate each crossing for safety according to your own ability. Yavapai Campground - Granite Basin 5:50. Mint Wash passes through a mixed forest of ponderosa pine and alligator juniper as it as it travels toward Granite Basin Lake. The Big Timber Creek trailhead is one of the few access points to the Crazies and is therefore a popular destination for locals. Baby Granite Loop Trail from Williamson Valley Trailhead, Williamson Valley Trailhead to Granite Basin Lake, Noodle, Juniper Gate, BLM, and Sidekick Trail, Noodle, Vista, West Side Story and BLM Loop, Noodle, Sidekick, Tatanka, Westside Story and Vista Loop, Willy Nilly Tractor to Fireplace Spring Loop. Asking $102,000. easy to moderate. 3. It includes descriptions for 28 … Although fishing is usually rated as only fair to poor, the patient angler can often catch bluegill, largemouth bass, or catfish. The first thing you’ll notice as you leave the parking lot is the mountain above. None. Because of today's short distance, we will a relaxing morning and then some free time this afternoon to lake fish, swim, relax, read a book, or explore around camp. Rose Wilderness, Hope Valley and The Tahoe Rim Trail. Turn right onto Granite Basin Road and proceed 2.4 miles to the Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead on the right. Full text of "Oriental and western Siberia : a narrative of seven years' exploration and adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and a part of central Asia" See other formats If you have a vehicle, there are too many trailheads along the highway to count. The lake itself is absolutely beautiful, and even more so because it is set against the backdrop of rugged mountains whose sides are covered with granite boulders. Equestrian amenities are available at the nearby Cayuse Equestrian Trailhead within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. Metate Trailhead. North Leigh to Green Lakes (5.3 miles one-way) (moderate-difficult) 3. Note this is a strenuous hike requiring a 490-ft. climb to exit Granite Lake Basin and return via the Tin Cup Trail. One of the few disabled-accessible campgrounds, Yavapai Campground is open year round. At the junction for Island Lake, take the right hand path that heads down into Pratt Lake Basin. There are a number of remarkable vistas that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding topography. Quickly though this trail will turn to a no-nonsense bee-line to the basin with waterfalls, flowers, and views of the surrounding mountains to keep one distracted. Deffinately do loops counter-clockwise though or you will miss out on the best part of the ride. The trail steadily gains elevation as it follows the west fork of the Wallowa River. Shown on the Watson Lake Park and NE Prescott Trails Maps. The lake itself is absolutely beautiful, and even more so because it is set against the backdrop of rugged mountains whose sides are covered with granite boulders. 25,680 Acres View in Trail Finder. his sounds like a grrat hike but I am still not sure where it starts. We hiked it clockwise. Lovely small lakes can be found in this glacial basin as well as conifers and aspens. Amazing trail! Rising prominently north of Granite Basin Lake is Granite Mountain at 6,874 feet. After about 3 miles on FR 374, you will see an entrance area to the small lake on your right, then continue a short distance ahead for access at the Metate Trailhead. Trail checkins. There’s an actual trailhead in the campground which gives you the opportunity to hike kid-friendly trails to local waterfalls and loops around the lake. Be sure to pass through the gate to reach the junction of trails #347 and #345. Previous. This trail goes past peregrine falcon nesting sites on the south flank of Granite Mountain. #21 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona. A segment of the Teton Crest trail links the two beautiful basins allowing hikers to visit both on a long day hike or a backpacking trip. You may see javelina, deer, and foxes along the trail, as well as snakes, lizards, and a variety of Southwestern birds. Add one. Huckaby Trail #161 – Oak Creek Canyon. If you’ve got more energy, the trail branches off above the lake to a number of lake destinations higher in the granite basin, surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Third mile - nice easy walk down in the forest back to the Granite Basin lake. Warning, Day 2 is probably the most strenuous day of the hike, but also very enjoyable and scenic. Has a lot of obstacles so trail runners should not think this is easy for a run. Bikesmith Cycle & Fitness View more . Part 2 of incredible loop in Prescott, AZ!! Starting at the boat ramp parking area at Granite Basin Lake, head north past the dam on the Mint Wash Trail (#345), which follows the wash at the foot of Granite Mountain and borders the wilderness area. Cayuse Day Use Area. Mint Wash is one of the trails within the Granite Basin Recreation Area. #590 in the world. Sorry, but no swimming allowed. South Leigh to Granite Basin (7.7 miles one-way) (difficult) 4. We went counterclockwise (opposite of the way it is presented here) so as to not have the long uphill stretch which, I think, made it better. The camping spots are not suitable for RV parking due to their compact nature and lack of a dumping station. Granite Basin is aptly named with the initial view being a vast expanse of granite surrounding small alpine lakes. Fun trail for horseback riding I would rate it moderate do to some rocky parts. Notice: Visitors are asked to be alert and stay on existing trails when recreating on Granite Mountain as the area recovers from the Doce Fire of 2013. This one-mile trail follows the western shoreline of Watson Lake, and connects the highway overlook to the Prescott Peavine Trail. There are several trails around the area, for various skill levels. Granite Basin Recreation Area, Prescott: See 16 reviews, articles, and 17 photos of Granite Basin Recreation Area, ranked No.27 on Tripadvisor among 71 attractions in Prescott. The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Granite Basin. We opted for the Pratt Lake trail rather than Granite Mountain. The Alaska Basin Trail, within the Tetons, is located a high alpine area resembling the open tundras of Alaska. South Badger … Please clean up after your pets. bl3ssthism3ss July 3, 2020 July 15, 2020 Backpacking. Granite Basin has been one of my favorite places to go. share Share . EASY 2.7 mi. Be sure to take a whiff of the "mint scent" at the creek. The Granite Basin area is part of the National Forest Service. Had a great time on this trail! Tin Cup Trail (2.9 miles one-way) (moderate) 2. South Badger Creek Trail (5.2 miles one-way) (moderate-difficult) From the Cayuse Trailhead, begin on West Lake Trail. Bear Basin to Summit Lake. Hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams provide endless opportunities to fish. Granite Mountain Trail #261 also provides a day trip from the Granite Basin Recreation Area up to Blair Pass and into the heart of Granite … The lake is surrounded by pine forest and there are trails that go from the parking lot in both directions around the lake. Motor vehicles and the use of mechanized equipment, including bicycles, are prohibited. 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