Thumb Butte

Thumb Butte

On Tuesday we walked from our Prescott home to the Butte Creek Trailhead on Hassayampa Village Lane. The trail traverses a scenic canyon and sometimes passes through holes of an historic golf course that dates back to 1919. The last time we hiked here, the golf course was known as the “Hassayampa Golf Club.” In the last couple of years it has been purchased and reopened as the “Capital Canyon Golf Club.” The fairways and greens were lush but we did not encounter a single golfer. This trail, #321, abuts several large homes with distinctive stone work. One homeowner asked us to help him pull weeds. After hiking about a mile on this trail we arrived at Golf Club Lane which we used for our return. This route offered several views of Thumb Butte, Prescott’s iconic landmark. We are fortunate to have great hiking available from our front door.

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