HIKE A VOLCANO
The Glassford Hill Summit Trail in Prescott Valley takes hikers into the guts of an extinct cinder cone volcano. Interpretive signs and a herd of pronghorn add points of interest to the moderate climb.
Getting There: From Phoenix, go north on Interstate 17 to exit 263 for State Route 69. Follow SR 69 26.5 miles to Prescott East Highway (just past milepost 289), turn right and continue 0.6 mile to Sunset Lane. Turn left and go 0.1 mile to Castle Drive, turn right and continue 0.3 mile to the parking lot on the left. From the map sign, head right and hike 0.1 mile on the dirt road to the bridge and the beginning of the trail. Roads are 100 percent paved.
Length: 2.1 miles (4.2 miles roundtrip)
Rating: more difficult
Kid Friendly: NO
Pet Friendly: NO
Elevation: 5,183-6,123 feet
Best Season: September-May
Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX