Please practice safe hiking. Avoid mid-day heat, bring plenty of water, know your limits, start early and bring a friend.

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

Friday 6/30 to Saturday 12/30

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


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.