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The Prescott Loop is a fun ride located in central Arizona.  Starting in Prescott, this route heads South through the rolling hills and valleys before emerging onto the valley floor in Wilhoit.


There is a side trip to Walnut Grove identified along the route, but it is not included because the first ½ mile is not paved.  Eventually riders pass through Yarnell where the road splits and passes by Granite Mountain and the Hotshot Memorial.


After passing Granite Mountain, the road straightens out and crosses the desert before curving and climbing into the hills.  The roads follow the gentle contour of the hills as they cross the Southwest landscape.  Another fun side trip to Bagdad is also identified on this part of the route, so if time allows, riders should take this fun little road.


From the road to Bagdad, the ride alternates between curvy hill roads and valley straight stretches all the way to Kirkland.  From Kirkland, the road follows the railway path through the valley until eventually the road separates from the tracks and heads over the hills and back into Prescott.


Location:  Western Arizona

Approximate Mileage:  150 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  3.75 Hours 

Surface:  Paved



  • Road to Bagdad
  • Road to Walnut Grove
  • Yarnell - Valley Overlook, Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park
  • Congress - Rocky the Frog


Motorcycle Rides, Arizona, Prescott, Walnut Grove, Yarnell, Congress, Bagdad, Kirkland

Prescott Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.

    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.

    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option.

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