Please practice safe hiking. Avoid mid-day heat, bring plenty of water, know your limits, start early and bring a friend.
Nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots perished while protecting us, but their sacrifice is not forgotten. Visitors from across the country leave items of tribute, remembrance and gratitude at the site.
Arizona State Parks and Trails periodically collects the items left at the park and preserves them in its permanent collection. Click the pins on the map to see items that have been left for the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
For items that indicate an organization, the pins are generally located at the organization’s headquarters. For items that do not indicate a particular individual or organization, the pins are located in Prescott, Arizona where the Granite Mountain Hotshots were based.
Visitors are encouraged to leave items on the Tribute Wall on the ridge overlooking the Fatality Site. The area within the gabions at the Fatality Site is reverent ground. Please do not enter it for any reason.