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Prescott National Forest

Directly East and West of Prescott sits the 1.25 million acres Prescott National Forest. Roughly half of the forest lies west of the city of Prescott, Arizona, in the Juniper, Santa Maria, Sierra Prieta, and Bradshaw Mountains. The other half of the Forest lies east of Prescott and includes the Black Hills, Mingus Mountain, Black Mesa, and the headwaters of the Verde River. Nearly 450 miles of scenic trails are open to hikers, bikers, and horse riders in the Prescott National Forest. The area also contains one National Recreation Trail (Granite Mountain Trail) and one National Historic Study Trail (General Crook Trail).