UPDATE: The shuttle parking lot location has moved from Yarnell to the Arrowhead Bar & Grill lot in Congress, located at 25625 AZ-89, Congress, AZ 85332. (5-miles south of the park entrance on 89) Shuttle service runs 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The shuttle pick-up/drop-off location has been moved from Yarnell to a new lot located at:
Arrowhead Bar & Grill
25625 AZ-89, Congress, AZ 85332
Shuttle service runs 7-days a week, first pickup at Arrowhead lot is at 7am., last pickup at Arrowhead lot 2:00pm.
Final pick-up at Granite Mountain Hotshots MSP parking lot, returning to the Arrowhead lot is at 4:30pm. (Please plan your return time from the trail to the parking lot accordingly)
Please note that a $5.00 per round-trip fee, per rider is required.
Practice safe hiking!
The park contains two hiking trails, the 2.85-mile Hotshots Trail from the parking lot to the Observation Deck, and the Journey Trail, a .75-mile trail down to the Fatality Site. Entrance and exit from the park can only be done at the Hotshots parking lot, you must hike 7-miles round-trip to return.
The trail can be challenging, taking up-to five-hours to complete, please prepare accordingly:
- Bring two-four liters of water (per person)
- Wear appropriate hiking shoes/boots
- Bring along food/snacks
- Wear a hat/sunscreen - there is no shade until you reach the Observation Deck
- Don't hike after sunset, plan your return time to avoid hiking in the dark
You may leave behind momentos of your hike at the Tribute Wall, located at the end of the Hotshots Trail. Please do not leave objects in the gabion baskets at the Fatality Site.