The Granite Mountain Wilderness has a variety of plant life. Visitors will see manzanita, mountain mahogany, pinyon and Ponderosa pines. The Granite Mountain Wilderness has a multitude of trails. These trails are moderately difficult and last most of a day. The trails are marked, however it is advisable to bring a map along to double check your path. Visitors should be reminded to bring along water, wear appropriate clothing and be watchful of wildlife. The best time to plan your hike is during the months May through October. Trail 261 is a great one for hikers and campers. The Wilderness is also a popular spot for serious rock climbers.
You may reach the Granite Mountain Wilderness by heading west out of Prescott Valley and into Prescott. Once you are in Prescott turn on Iron Springs Road or State Highway 10 heading northwest. Once you get to Granite Basin Lake (or Forest Service Road 374) take the right turn and head on for five miles to the trailhead.