Step into beautiful nature and history at Prescott Valley National Park.
I’ve been visiting Prescott Valley for my entire life (I even took my first steps in Prescott Valley!) and have learned a few amazing areas to visit around the area. What makes this place unique is its elevation: over 5,000ft above sea level! This high desert cools off rapidly at night, so make sure to pack a sweater even in the summer months.
Prescott Valley is located about 90 miles north of Phoenix, making it a easy drive to and from the airport.
While the town itself might be small, there’s a ton of hidden history strewn around the county (especially in their parks). From 1,400 year old Native American ruins to gold mining artifacts, there is always something to discover.
The sole reason of visiting Prescott Valley was to celebrate my Grandmother’s 96th birthday. After enjoying a delicious breakfast together we decided to head out to Prescott Valley’s National Park to get a glimpse of the scenery around the area.
Our first stop brought us to Fain Park, home of a beautiful creek, fishing dock, and a variety of different hiking trails. We walked around the lake for a few minutes until we saw a sign warning about rattlesnakes and scorpions. You best believe we turned around as quickly as possible.
Walking back, we stumbled upon a small outdoor exhibit showcasing gold-mining equipment from the 1800’s. Pretty cool to see, espically with a Sear’s logo on it!
Next on our list was a stop at Lynx Lake, home of a beautiful 55-acre lake. No motor boats are allowed on this lake which makes it extra pristine and quiet! My mom and I walked about 2 miles around the lake and enjoyed the fresh (and cool) air.
The lake is home to a variety of wildlife and plants. I just love the look of cacti so I needed to grab a pic. Doesn’t it look like little hairs?
After our adventure we decided to pick up some dinner to bring back to my Grandma. Being a Cali-girl at heart, I knew we had to eat at In-N-Out while we had the chance. In Florida 5-Guys burgers comes close, but really, how can you compare?
If you are wondering I picked up a Cheeseburger Animal Style with fries and a Neapolitan shake. Heaven on earth I tell ya.