Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park in Yarnell

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Getting There: From Phoenix, take Interstate 17 north to State Route 74 (Carefree Highway). Head 30 miles west toward Wickenburg and turn right (north) on U.S. 60. Continue on U.S. 60 to the traffic circle at the Hassayampa River bridge, veer left and go north on State Route 93 to State Route 89 (White Spar Highway). Follow SR 89 toward Yarnell, go left at the split, head up the winding mountain road and turn left at the sign for the park. Roads are 100 percent paved. There’s limited trailhead parking and a shuttle service is available during peak season. No fees.

Length: 7.2 miles round trip

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 4,318-5,061 feet

Best Season: November-March

Facilities: restrooms

Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX

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