7 Great Places to See Fall Colors In and Around Prescott Valley

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Temperatures in Prescott Valley and Prescott have started to drop and leaves have begun to change. This year Fall promises to be just beautiful and this is the perfect time to spend some time outdoors, spend some time with your friends and family and check out those fabulous Fall colors.

Where are the best places to see all the splendor mother nature has to offer? Well, SignalsAZ.com is here to help! Here is a list of 7 great places to see those gorgeous golds, yellows, and oranges and right here in and around Prescott Valley. But be sure to get out there soon! Those leaves will be gone before you know it.

Fain Park/Fain Lake

Prescott Valley’s jewel at Fain Park is Fain Lake, a 3-acre body of water surrounded by trails, nature, and a great park. Take a hike or grab a picnic lunch while taking in the splendor of fall as the trees change to brilliant golds and yellows. Learn more about Fain Park and Fain Lake here.

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Greenways Trail System-Downtown Prescott

No need to travel miles outside of the city to find great fall colors. Take a short hike on the 1.5 miles of trails that make up the Greenways Trail System that travels along Granite and Miller Creeks and see old-growth cottonwoods along your walk. Learn more about the Greenways Trail System here.

Historic Courthouse Plaza

Head to the center of downtown Prescott to the Historic Courthouse Plaza. The square has dozens of trees all around, watch them change from the greens of summer to the bright golds of fall. Learn more about the Historic Courthouse Plaza here.

Watson Lake

Take a hike along the Watson Lake Loop Trail and take in beautiful towering cottonwoods and ash trees. This beautiful hike will put you right into the midst of those majestic trees all boasting brilliant shades of fall. Learn more about Watson Lake here.

Lynx Lake

Take a hike along the shoreline trail to see the trees change while taking in the beauty of the 55-acre reservoir within Prescott National Forest. Just a short drive up Walker road from Hwy 69, Lynx Lake is just a short drive away. Learn more about Lynx Lake Here.

Aspen Creek/Copper Basin

Prescott is home to majestic aspens that feature shimmering gold leaves in the fall and Aspen Creek/Copper Basin is the perfect location to see those colors. Just five miles off White Spar Road intersection, this is a perfect getaway without leaving town. Learn more about Aspen Creek/Copper Basin here.

Granite Basin Lake

Sitting at the base of Granite Mountain, Granite Basin Trail is a spectacular spot to look at the reflection of fall leaves on the water. Marvel at the changing colors of the Virginia Creepers and Fetid Goosefoots that surround the lake. Learn more about Granite Basin Lake here.


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