Sierra Prieta Overlook

Sierra Prieta Overlook

The Sierra Prieta Trail is 7.8 miles from our Prescott home, including 3.8 miles on dirt roads.  The Trailhead is located at the Sierra Prieta Overlook which features a panoramic view over Copper Basin and Skull Valley.  This easy out-and-back hike covers 2 miles.  The trailhead elevation is 6,950 feet, it ascends to a high point of 7,020 feet, and is around 6,800 feet at the turn around point.  This secluded hike didn’t feel safe when gunshots could be regularly heard from an area northwest below the trail.  A hawk flew from one tree to another but flew away before I could take its picture.  On the return motorcycles could be heard screeching through forest roads.  Nevertheless, this is an interesting hike.

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