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Badger Mountain Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Prescott S
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 4.29 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,687 feet
Accumulated Gain 383 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.57
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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11  2017-09-16
Prescott Circle Trail - Act 1
10  2017-09-16
Prescott Circle Trail - Act 1
8  2017-09-16
Prescott Circle Trail - Act 1
4  2016-04-18 MEWhiteman
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Nov → 8 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:36am - 5:45pm
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2 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Turley Trail
Turley Trail
same trailhead
2.8 mi
625 ft
Boy Scout Trail #126
0.3 mi away
3.0 mi
766 ft
Acker Park
1.4 mi away
1.4 mi
411 ft
Granite Creek Trail
Granite Creek Trail
1.9 mi away
3.5 mi
145 ft
Ranch Trail #62
Ranch Trail #62
2.2 mi away
9.0 mi
1,401 ft
Ranch-Seven Mile-Lynx Loop
Ranch-Seven Mile-Lynx Loop
2.2 mi away
8.3 mi
1,605 ft
Peavine Trail
Peavine Trail
2.4 mi away
6.0 mi
79 ft
Sundog Trail
2.4 mi away
5.1 mi
452 ft
Hidden Valley Trail #374
2.6 mi away
0.5 mi
139 ft
Lynx Ruin Trail #301
Lynx Ruin Trail #301
2.8 mi away
1.1 mi
120 ft
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Where's the "P"
by MEWhiteman

The Badger Mountain Trail (aka P-Mountain Trail) is part of the Prescott Circle Trail and connects the Turley Trail to the Sundog Trail at AZ69. It goes over the shoulder of Badger Mountain with views of the “P” as you hike. However you don’t pass very near this landmark. It is a smooth, well graded, easy to follow, single track trail with very little shade for use by non-motorized travel. There are some nice views to the north including Granite Mountain and Watson Lake. This hike may be done as an out and back or a shuttle hike when combined with the Sundog Trail.

I’ve described this from the Turley Trailhead to AZ69. Beginning at the Turley Trailhead hike .17 miles to the junction with the Bradshaw Mountain Trail at N34 32.351 W112 26.289. Turn left and begin a gradual ascent. At 1.13 miles from the trailhead (N34 32.444 W112 25.857) cross a dirt road which I assume provides access to the towers at the top. A short distance further there is a metal bench which marks the high point of this trail and provides a nice spot to take in the views. Begin a gradual descent following the curves of the mountain reaching the culvert under AZ69 at 4.29 miles (N34 33.117 W112 25.019) which marks the end of this trail and the beginning of the Sundog Trail. There is no parking at this end.


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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To Turley Trailhead
    Drive east out of Prescott on AZ 69 to its junction with US 89. Stay right on AZ 69 and turn right onto Overland before passing the cemetery. Overland is only accessible driving NE on 69. Go left at the 4-way stop onto Butterfield. Where Butterfield makes a 90 degree turn to the left, go straight onto a dirt road which is Wells Fargo. Go about ¼ mile until Wells Fargo makes a 90 degree turn to the left and turn right on the narrow dirt road with a small sign indicating that it leads to the Turley Trail. Don't confuse this road with the driveway next to it. Go through a metal gate which is closed but unlocked and follow the narrow, dirt road a short distance to the trailhead parking where the road ends. There is an old corral here.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 1 h 42 min without traffic
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 3 h 5 min without traffic
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 1 h 31 min without traffic
    page created by MEWhiteman on Apr 19 2016 2:20 pm
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