Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park

“We truly want the memorial to be a place for healing and to honor the lives and legacy of 19 hotshots.” - Sue Black, executive director, Arizona State Parks and Trails

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

The park is about 25 miles north of Wickenburg or 36 miles southwest of Prescott where you’ll find lots of lodging options.

Hours & Pricing

Open from sunrise to sunset.

Entrance Fee: Free

For More Information

Arizona State Parks
23751 N. 23rd Ave #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085
1(877) MYPARKS

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