Prescott to Wickenberg via White Spar Road
Heading south out of Prescott, White Spar Road (Hwy 89) is a winding, scenic drive ending in Wickenberg. Various recreational opportunities can be reached via White Spar Road including: hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, and camping. Remants of the Indian Fire, which burned south of Prescott in 2002, are evident just south of Prescott.
Mountain BikingRecreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
Nestled among ponderosa pines, White Spar Campground is located just 2 miles outside of Prescott, AZ, yet it is isolated from urban noise and light making it a great place to star gazers, bird watchers, and those who just want to camp out in nature. Nearby trails are convenient for hikers and mountain bikers to explore the area or get some fresh air and excersize.
RV CampingRecreation areas with activity RV Camping:
Though White Spar Campground does not have RV hook-ups, it can accomodate vehicles up to 40' in length.
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Horse RidingRecreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
Scenic DrivingRecreation areas with activity Scenic Driving:
This 60-mile stretch of Highway 89 serves as a scenic alternative to I-17 for travelers between Phoenix and Prescott, or it can be enjoyed as one leg of several different scenic drives in Central and Northern Arizona. Drive times noted are with good weather, good traffic, and no stops.
Prescott to Wickenburg:
- Length: 60 miles one-way
- Travel time: Approximately 1:20
- Paved highway
Heading south out of Prescott, White Spar Road (Hwy 89) takes you on a 60-mile winding, scenic drive ending in Wickenberg. Remants of the Indian Fire, which burned south of Prescott in 2002, are evident just south of Prescott. The community of Wilhoit is just outside the forest boundary. Next you'll pass rolling hills and horse ranches of Peeples Valley and the historic town of Yarnell, and the road continues its descent into the lower elevations. The road straightens out beyond Congress and ends in picturesque Wickenburg where travelers can head southeast to Phoenix, or head west towards California.
Alerts & Warnings
- STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT; RESTRICCIONES DE FUEGOS ETAPA 2 EN EFECTO
- Fossil Creek & Forest Road 708 Closed until 12/31/22 for public health and saf
- Target Type restrictions implemented across the Prescott NF
- Temporary Camping Restrictions along Highway 260 and Salt Mine Road Corridor
- Drones Use on Forest Service Lands