Mingus Mountain Picnic Site


Site resumes normal operation and fee schedule on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Please read the news release dated 7/28/20 for important information. Water is available at this site.


Located in the cool pines atop Mingus Mountain, this picnic area offers a spectacular view of the Verde Valley, the red rocks of Sedona, Humphrey’s Peak in Flagstaff, and the Mogollon Rim.


Mingus Mountain Brochure (1.86 MB) 

Mingus Rim Trails Description and Map (563 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)



  • 12 picnic tables
  • 8 pedestal grills
  • Drinking water  
  • Vault toilet
  • Garbage service

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This location reopens Saturday, August 1, 2020. Please see the list of site status effective 8/01/20 for more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/prescott/recreation/?cid=fseprd771259
  • $5 per vehcile
Open Season: May 1 - Oct 31 (Remains open later as weather permits, but with no garbage service.)
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, and Prescott Valley Arizona
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Off of Hwy 89A (between Prescott Valley and Jerome), turn on Forest Road 104 (at the Summit Picnic Site). Follow dirt road approximately 2.5 miles to 4-way stop. This site is reached either by going straight through the 4-way stop and into the parking lot, or by a road on the left shortly before the stop sign.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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  • This site has numerous picnic tables and grills available for public use.
Areas & Activities


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7,600 feet