The Thumb Butte Trail climbs steeply to a ridge just below the rocky crest of Thumb Butte. Here, Groom Creek Vista offers spectacular panoramic views of the Prescott area, Bradshaw Mountains, Sierra Prieta Mountains, Granite Mountain, Mingus Mountain, and, on clear days, the San Francisco Peaks. During certain times of the year, peregrine falcons nest on the rugged basalt crags of Thumb Butte.
The Thumb Butte Trail quickly pushes you up against your VO2 max with a roughly a 650ft elevation gain in just under 2 miles.
Elevation: 6,314 feet
Length: 2.1 miles
Skill Level: Advanced
Happy Trail Running :)