Parking is limited in the trailhead lot. Please use the shuttle service. Park at Assembly of God Church on Fountain Hill Lane in Yarnell. Follow signage.

The Hotshots

On June 30, 2013, Nineteen of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew trained to fight wilderness fires, died as they battled a fire outside of Yarnell. The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park is dedicated to their sacrifice.

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Follow the Hotshot Trail to an overlook of the Yarnell Valley below. Then take the Journey Trail to pay respects to the fallen Hotshot firefighters at the Fatality Site.

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Programs & Events

CNN - Beyond the Call of Duty

Saturday 7/1 to Sunday 12/31

June 30th, 2018 marks the 4th anniversary of our loss of 19 wildland firefighters to the Yarnell Hill Fire. The CNN program, "Beyond the Call of Duty" helped remember the day with a segment filmed at Arizona's first Memorial State Park that honors our fallen heroes.  READ MORE

Shuttle Service at Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park

October 13 - October 31, 2017   7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To help more people experience the park and pay respect to these brave men, Arizona State Parks & Trails is now offering a shuttle service to the park from the town of Yarnell. A shuttle service will take visitors to the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park and return them to their cars after their visit.  READ MORE


Park and Facility Hours

Sunrise - sunset

Park Entrance Fee


Donations can be made at the park. Tax-deductable online donations are accepted through the Arizona State Parks Foundation.