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Granite Dells
Granite Dells, Arizona - Yavapai CountyValley
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Apr 16 2016
Constellation Willow-Watson Loop
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Apr 16 2016
Constellation Willow Watson Lake Lo
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TypeValley
Topo MapPrescott
Nearby Valleys
3.3mi Slaughterhouse Gulch
5.5mi Salida Gulch
6.1mi Sevenmile Gulch
7.1mi Benjamin Gulch
Other Nearby Places
0.6mi Willow Creek Reservoir
0.6mi Willow Creek Dam
0.9mi Watson Lake
0.9mi Granite Creek Dam
0.9mi Watson Lake Park
1.1mi Willow Lake Park
The Granite Dells is a geological feature north of Prescott, Arizona. The Dells consist of exposed bedrock and large granite boulders that have eroded into an unusual lumpy, rippled appearance. Watson Lake and Willow Lake are small human-made reservoirs in this formation.

The Peavine National Recreation Trail follows the former railbed of the Santa Fe, Prescott, and Phoenix Railway through the Granite Dells. This winding portion of the railroad was known as the "Peavine" because its twisting curves resembled a pea vine. It connects to the Iron King Trail, which follows the route of the old Prescott & Eastern Railroad through the eastern Granite Dells. Both are rail-to-trail conversions.

Geology
The precambrian Dells' granite has been theoretically dated at 1.4 billion years old. Its pluton was intruded at a depth of around one or two miles. These cover rocks have since been eroded. Weathering along joints produced the rounded boulders and other unusual rock formations that characterize the Granite Dells. This process is called spheroidal weathering and is common in granitic terrains.

The Dells' granite has an unusually high uranium content, and thus homes built over the granite should be checked for radon leaking from the granite.

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