Parking at Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park is limited and shuttle service is currently suspended. Please plan accordingly.


Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park offered a free shuttle service in anticipation of increased visitation for the five-year anniversary. This shuttle service has been suspended during the hotter summer months with a goal to restart in the fall. To achieve this, we are seeking a public/private partnership within the community. If interested, please contact Mel Green, 602.542.1998 or [email protected].


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.