Prescott

Prescott, Arizona

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A pine-studded jewel of a town two hours north of Phoenix and once the capital of the Territory of Arizona, Prescott is the seat of Yavapai County. It’s famous for its Victorian-style homes, Fourth of July celebrations, and temperate climate. Since there are so many scenic drives in the Prescott area, you may want to spend the entire day there. The town of Prescott was founded not too long after gold was discovered in nearby hills in 1863—the same year that Abraham Lincoln signed an act to create the Arizona Territory. Prescott has approximately 525 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and is a favorite destination for Phoenix residents who enjoy the cool summer days, when Prescott’s high temperatures average in the eighties. Visitors will especially enjoy the Fourth of July weekend, when Prescott’s rodeo is held. This is billed as the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” parade and festivities. Prescott offers cool summer days and moderate winter days, so it’s always safe to take a sweater or lightweight jacket with you. If possible, visit during any of the festivals and celebrations that occur during every month of the year.

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"A pine-studded jewel of a town two hours north of Phoenix and once the capital of the Territory of Arizona, Prescott is the seat of Yavapai County. It’s famous for its Victorian-style homes, Fourth of July celebrations, and temperate climate. Since there are so many scenic drives in the Prescott area, you may want to spend the entire day there. The town of Prescott was founded not too long after gold was discovered in nearby hills in 1863—the same year that Abraham Lincoln signed an act to create the Arizona Territory.

Prescott has approximately 525 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and is a favorite destination for Phoenix residents who enjoy the cool summer days, when Prescott’s high temperatures average in the eighties. Visitors will especially enjoy the Fourth of July weekend, when Prescott’s rodeo is held. This is billed as the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” parade and festivities. Prescott offers cool summer days and moderate winter days, so it’s always safe to take a sweater or lightweight jacket with you. If possible, visit during any of the festivals and celebrations that occur during every month of the year."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Prescott
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Prescott

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