Petroglyph Point

Petroglyph Point

Today we parked at the Centennial Trailhead on Kile Street and hiked east from the trail junction where we had turned around Monday.  Small patches of toadflax penstemoan and wholeleaf Indian paintbrush daintily dotted the side of the trail to the junction.  Views of Granite Mountain to the north graced us at the beginning of the hike.  As we continued heading west, Thumb Butte came into view to the left of a home sitting atop a closer rise.  Beardstongue sporadically showed up along our hike up what a developer calls Enchanted Canyon until we found ourselves parallel with the home which seemed so high only a short while before.  The trail then weaved its way through boulders and ended at a road with two recently built homes opposite.  High standing granite boulders near the end of the trail offer striking petroglyphs, evidence of earlier inhabitants.  The Centennial Trail offers another interesting opportunity to explore Prescott.

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