Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park
In memory of Andrew Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin DeFord, Christopher MacKenzie, Eric Marsh, Grant McKee, Sean Misner, Scott Norris, Wade Parker, John Percin Jr., Anthony Rose, Jesse Steed, Joe Thurston, Travis Turbyfill, William Warneke, Clayton Whitted, Kevin Woyjeck and Garret Zuppiger.
History & Nature
On June 28, 2013 a fire broke out in the Weaver Mountains near Yarnell. The fast moving fire was assigned to the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Sadly, winds shifted and the Hotshots were trapped in the middle of the fire. In 2015, Arizona State Parks purchased 320-acres of land where the fire occurred in dedication to the 19 fallen Hotshots. The park opened to the public on November 30, 2016.
Things To Do
Explore the Hotshot Trail which is a seven mile hike to the end and back. The trail has over 200 stairs, signs, benches, an observation deck, a memorial and plaques for the each Hotshots along the way. At the end of the trail is the memorial with 19 gabion baskets.
Dogs are allowed in the park on leash.
Yarnell has some wonderful stores, galleries and restaurants, be sure to explore after visiting the park.
Hotels, Lodging & Camping
Hours & Pricing
Open from sunrise to sunset.
Entrance Fee: Free
For More Information
Arizona State Parks
23751 N. 23rd Ave #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085