Local Activities & Day Trips

Barnstar Brewing Company

Beer Tasting Saturdays and Sundays, Noon to 5PM
A Unique Beer Tasting experience the in beautiful Prescott National Forest!

Located just 2 miles from JWR
4050 N. Tonto Road
Skull Valley, Arizona 86338
(928) 442-BEER

Kirkland Bar & Steakhouse

Originally built in 1863, the restaurant and hotel stands on the site of an 1870 Wells Fargo Stage Stop, former bordello and Railroad Hotel. The building was registered in 1998 as a “National Historical Site.”  Now it’s a great place to step into the Old West and eat and party. Enjoy the greatest steaks in a rugged old western atmosphere and maybe dance a step or two on the largest dance floor around! Bar Hours:
Wednesday – Thursday 10:00am to ??
Friday – Sunday 8:30am to ??
Food is served in the bar except during Steakhouse hours

Steakhouse Hours:
Friday – Sunday 4pm – 9pm
Country Music and Dancing every Saturday 6pm to ??

8995 S. Iron Springs Rd.
Kirkland, AZ 86332
(928) 442-3408

Skull Valley Lavender Farm

Come See Us at the Farmers Market
    • Prescott Farmers Market @ Yavapai College – Every Saturday 7:30am – noon
    • Skull Valley Farmers Market – Skull Valley Community Center Every Friday 8am – noon
    • Open Farm – Skull Valley Lavender Farm Every Sunday noon – 3pm
  Skull Valley Lavender Farm is a small family farm in Arizona, which grows lavender, hops, fruit, and berries, and raises heirloom sheep and chickens. Tucked away in the Prescott National Forest, it is a peaceful oasis among ranch land, howling coyotes, grazing cows, huge Oaks, Junipers, Manzanita, on a sandy loam soil that is excellent for growing all organic, high-altitude lavender.

11125 W Tonto School Rd
Skull Valley, AZ 86338
(928) 442-3817

Downtown Prescott and Whiskey Row

Arizona’s first territorial capital, downtown Prescott is renown as an active historical destination, with plenty for the whole family. Summer weekends at the Courthouse Square always have special events, and Whiskey Row features historic and modern bars, restaurants, and art galleries. Famous historical frequent visitors include Teddy Roosevelt, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holiday.


Visit the world-famous red rocks of Sedona, AZ. Only an hour and a half from Prescott, Sedona is a perfect day trip for hiking trails, swimming holes, unique scenery, great food, and incredible energy! www.visitsedona.com


Historic Jerome is just one hour from Prescott, and is a must-stop on your way to or from Sedona. Visit the historical buildings of this copper mining ghost town, grab a bite at the Haunted Hamburger, and get lost in Nellie Blys Kaleidescope shop, the largest collection in North America’s.

Hiking Trails:

    Juniper Well Ranch has many primitive trails meandering throughout the property. Train Robber Trail starts at the eastern boundry and weaves through the oaks, junipers, and manzanitas, up to the highest point of the property to overlook the serenity of JWR. Get lost in the secret bonsai manzanita trail with intricate and ancient natural beauties.

  • Granite Basin Recreation Area: Recreational opportunities in the Granite Basin Recreation Area include: hiking, backpacking, horse riding, non-motorized boating, rock climbing, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Download Map Here
  • Thumb Butte: Download Brochure | Download Maps & Trails
  • Lynx Lake: Located just outside of Prescott, AZ, Lynx Lake Recreation Area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including: hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, non-motorized boating, and picnicking. Download Area Brochure
  • Mingus Mountain:  Located in the cool pines of central Arizona, Mingus Mountain offers a wide range of recreational opportunities including: picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hunting, hang gliding, and paragliding. Download Map