Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

The Longview Trail, constructed in 2014, is another segment of the 50-plus mile Prescott Circle Trail. The small trailhead parking area is located on Williamson Valley Road just beyond the Pioneer Parkway exit. The trailhead is at 5,500 feet with a low point of 5,420 feet and a high point of 5,550 feet. Initially, we hiked beneath Granite Mountain before seeing the snow-capped Spanish Peaks in the distance to the north. To the east near the 1.8 mile turnaround point for us we could see Glassford Hill, the Granite Dells, the Bradshaws, and Mingus Mountain. We did not encounter anyone else on our Thursday morning “Take a Hike!”

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