Lofty Mount Union is the high point of the Bradshaw Mountains in Prescott National Forest. While the hike on old roads and rough, steep trails that lead to the 7,979-foot summit is only 2 miles round trip, it’s slow-going all the way.
Getting There: From State Route 69 in Prescott, go 10.5 miles south on Walker Road (milepost 293) to Poachers Row Road, turn left. Follow the road to its end, where there’s a sign for trail 285 across the creek. There’s limited parking along the road. Do not park in or block the private driveways in the area.
Length: 4 miles round trip
Kid Friendly: NO
Pet Friendly: NO
Elevation: 6,849-7,979 feet
Best Season: October-May
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