Things to Do in Prescott Valley
Scenery plays a major role in Prescott Valley’s tourism appeal. The surrounding mountains gently flow into rolling hills, rendering a diverse landscape. The spirit of the Old West lives on in nearby ranching communities and ghost towns, while 12th-century cliff dwellings and pueblos still exist today.
Located north of Prescott Valley, the Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. One of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world, Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers to visitors on the rim. Grand Canyon National Park is a World Heritage Site and the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Prescott Valley is central to a variety of tourist destinations. Within driving distance, the communities of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon are popular for day trips, as well as the mining community of Jerome and the historical fort at Camp Verde. The Prescott-Yavapai Indian Tribe operates a first-class resort, conference center and casino in nearby Prescott. The Highlands Center for Natural History offers children and adults a number of ways to discover the outdoors. Through the trained eyes of educators and naturalists, young and old alike will be awakened to the wonder of nature on the 80-acre site nestled in the Prescott National Forest, near Lynx Lake. Children’s camps, family events, adult classes and summer concerts are only a part of all that goes on.
The local lakes and national forest areas are home to a myriad of trail systems. Hiking and outdoor enthusiasts will be awestruck by the natural beauty the area has to offer. The recently opened Glassford Hill Summit trail takes hikers to the top of Glassford Hill with stunning views of the valley below.