Thumb Butte

Thumb Butte

The Prescott Rodeo Grounds are about a mile from our mountain home. Yesterday we walked to the trailhead for the Rodeo Trail and then explored this network of trails that circle through the massive rock formations behind the Doc Pardo and Danny Freeman buildings on the grounds now devoted to the July 4th rodeo.  The trails were originally built by participants in Civilian Works Administration 1930s projects and only recently rediscovered.  The half mile of trails have a low point at 5,417 feet and rise to a 5,477 foot summit with vistas including views of Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain, and the “P” in the Bradshaws.  This is an interesting hike near our home.

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