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Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial

Yarnell Mountain, Hwy 89, Next to the Ranch House Restaurant, Yarnell, AZ 85362
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Breathtaking, heartbreaking, very well done.

After seeing the movie "Only The Brave", I knew I had to do this hike. Being a retired volunteer... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
SDTravelBug
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Hill City, SD
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We stopped on the way to Shrine of St. Joseph in Yarnell. It's on a one-way road and you must go... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Diane H
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Yarnell Mountain, Hwy 89, Next to the Ranch House Restaurant, Yarnell, AZ 85362
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"who lost their lives"
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"observation point"
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"experienced hikers"
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"strenuous hike"
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"fallen firefighters"
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"two hours"
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"miles round trip"
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"granite mountain"
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"bring plenty of water"
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"parking lot"
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"great hiking"
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"the ranch house restaurant"
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

After seeing the movie "Only The Brave", I knew I had to do this hike. Being a retired volunteer firefighter, I could just imagine the Hotshots hiking their way up to the Yarnell Fire. Of course the trail wasn't there at the time. The trail...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We stopped on the way to Shrine of St. Joseph in Yarnell. It's on a one-way road and you must go back down the mountain to turn around and continue northward. Trail is 2.75 miles and then another .75 to the Fatality Site memorial. Signage...More

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

We hiked on a Sunday morning in February and arrived at 8:30am and the parking lot was nearly empty. It's about a 2.8 mile hike to the observation deck and then another .75 miles down to the facility site. The trail has a 1,200 ft...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

The tragedy that led to this memorial is something that will never be forgotten, certainly by the families and friends of the nineteen young men who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell fire, nor by me or many others who have hiked this trail and...More

2  Thank John S
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Today we hiked the 2.7 mile trail up to the overlook and then down the .75 mile trail to the memorial to the 19 men of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew. The trail starts out with about a 5% grade but soon increases to up...More

1  Thank Heather T
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

I'm 62 and don't consider myself in great shape, but I made it all the way to the fatality site and back. . The thought of honoring the fallen Hotshots helped me push through any discomfort, and there definitely is some of that. With a...More

1  Thank Jocko B
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

While doing a quick mini trip to Laughlin, we went to see the movie “only the brave“. It was a sensational movie about the “granite mountain hotshot team” They fought the Yarnell fire. This memorial site was so informative, explained so well, with the trail...More

1  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and touching memorial. Well worth the time and strenuous hike. We hiked the main trail as well as the hike down to the fatality site, which was extremely moving. Take PLENTY of water and start early to avoid the heat. We did the...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

I'm in my mid 50's and a bit over weight. My knees are not good, but they work when I make them work. My wife is an avid hiker and provides the motivation for me to keep going. The hike is rigorous and quickly ascends...More

4  Thank Miley B
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

The site lists this as next to the ranch house restaurant , it's not. It was temporarily there while the trail was being built but the trailhead is 1 mile down highway 89 on the downhill side of the road. There are 2 trails ,the...More

1  Thank Charles E
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frankie C
November 12, 2017|
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Response from Jocko B | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the fatality site, I noticed people had laid a wide assortment of mementos. A football, t shirts, coins, etc. I imagine after a while, the weather could scatter all these items around and the site could look... More
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CG M
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a parking lot at the trail head with signage on the Wickenburg bound lane (downhill) highway is split on the hillside so make sure you're headed in the right direction. A history of the crew and their tragic... More
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Eric B
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Kenneth432 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are permitted. You can get complete info by Googleing Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial
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