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Granite Mountain Hotshots

State Memorial Park - Arizona

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park was dedicated in 2016 as a place to remember the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters who were lost on June 30, 2013, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. We invite you to hike the trail to better understand the experience of these men as well as to appreciate the beauty of the town of Yarnell and the surrounding areas. Hike the Hotshots Trail from the parking lot trailhead up to the overlook where you'll see sweeping views in every direction, and perhaps leave a memento on our rememberance wall. Or continue your hike down the Memorial Trail, where you can pay your respects at the site where the Hotshots were recovered. The hike is approximately 3.5 miles long from the trailhead to the fatality site, for a full length of about 7 miles.

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Brochure and Map of Granite Mountain Hotshots State Memorial Park (SMP) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Granite Mountain Hotshots - Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map of Granite Mountain Hotshots State Memorial Park (SMP) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

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Brochure and Map of Arizona State Parks and Trails. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Granite Mountain Hotshots SMP https://azstateparks.com/hotshots https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite_Mountain_Hotshots_Memorial_State_Park Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park was dedicated in 2016 as a place to remember the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters who were lost on June 30, 2013, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. We invite you to hike the trail to better understand the experience of these men as well as to appreciate the beauty of the town of Yarnell and the surrounding areas. Hike the Hotshots Trail from the parking lot trailhead up to the overlook where you'll see sweeping views in every direction, and perhaps leave a memento on our rememberance wall. Or continue your hike down the Memorial Trail, where you can pay your respects at the site where the Hotshots were recovered. The hike is approximately 3.5 miles long from the trailhead to the fatality site, for a full length of about 7 miles.
The Hotshots Eric Marsh Jesse Steed Clayton Whitted Robert Caldwell Travis Carter Travis Turbyfill Chris MacKenzie Andrew Ashcraft Joe Thurston Wade Parker Anthony Rose GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOTSHOTS MEMORIAL STATE PARK Garret Zuppiger 01/22 Scott Norris John Percin Jr. Dustin DeFord Grant McKee William Warneke Sean Misner Kevin Woyjeck Brendan McDonough (Surviving member) “To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be” Established 1957 Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park Hwy 89, 4 miles South of Yarnell, AZ 85362 On Sunday, June 30, 2013, 19 brave Granite Mountain Hotshots gave their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, working to protect the surrounding communities. While we can never repay our debt to these heroes, we can honor them every day. Thanks to the work of the families, friends, elected officials, fire professionals, and a generous donation from Arizona Public Service Foundation, Arizona’s first Memorial State Park opened to the public on November 30, 2016. Arizona State Parks and Trails is proud to offer Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park as a public space where we can pay tribute to them for generations to come. Thank you for visiting! 1-877-MYPARKS azstateparks.com/hotshots AZStateParks Like/Follow/Watch us on: 1-877-MYPARKS | azstateparks.com Hiking Trails Park Rules The park’s trails form a one-way trail that does not loop. The full trail is seven miles round-trip. Plan for a 4+ hour hike. There is no drinking water on the trail, so please bring adequate food and water. Those making the seven-mile hike should begin before noon. Visitors should bring a flashlight in the event that hiking out after dark becomes necessary. Restrooms are available at the trailhead. General Rules • Do not litter! “Leave no trace” and pack out what you bring in, or use the trash receptacles provided in the park. • Drive your vehicle only on designated paved surfaces. Park only in designated parking areas. Do not park on the side of the road. • STAY ON DESIGNATED TRAILS. Cutting trails degrades habitat and harms the landscape. • Do not use glass containers in the park. • All of our parks adhere to firearm and hunting regulations. Please familiarize yourself with this information. Pets • Keep your pets on a maximum six-foot leash at all times. Pets must be attended at all times. • Pick up after your pet. • For additional information related to pets, visit our website or ask park staff. The rules of this park are not limited to the rules listed above. Additional park rules may be found at azstateparks.com. Hotshots Trail: A 2.5-mile trail through the Weaver Mountains that leads to the Observation Deck. Based on their rank and tool order, 19 granite plaques set into rocks share a photo and a story of each fallen Hotshot with a message from the family. Interpretive signs provide information about wildland firefighting. There are commemorative benches that allow hikers to rest and appreciate the beauty of the area. From the Observation Deck, hikers can see the Fatality Site 400 feet below and the Town of Yarnell to the east. Additional interpretive signs outline the tragic events of the Yarnell Hill Fire. A Tribute Wall is available to leave stickers, patches and other mementos in honor of the sacrifice the Granite Mountain Hotshots made to protect these communities. Journey Trail: This 1-mile trail allows visitors to follow in the last steps of the Hotshots down to the Fatality Site where they made their last stand. Encircling the site are 19 gabions, one for each Hotshot, united by chains representing their eternal bond. Inside, 19 steel markers show the position where each Hotshot was found. A path, benches, and a memorial flagpole surround the gabions. Visitors can take time here to pay respects, but please remain outside of the gabion enclosure out of respect for the Hotshots and their families. Memorial Bronze Statue This bronze statue honors the Hotshots and can be viewed near the park entrance or on the park website. Special Thanks Arizona Public Service Foundation, Arizona Department of Transportation, American Conservation Experience, American Correctional Industries, Guidance Aviation, A&E Recycled Granite, KGB Metal Works, Rock Art Signs, Plaque Maker, Otter Properties, AHS Rescue, the Yarnell Memorial Site Board and sub-committee members, and all of the other individuals, agencies and organizations that volunteered their time and resources. 0.05 0.1 0 To Yarnell (U-turn required onto AZ 89 Northbound) 8mi 13km To Congress 7mi 11km Ramada Fatality Site Memorial Plaque Junction Trailhead 3 ! ^ _ ^ ! " _ ^ _ ^ Kilometers 0.2 Elephant Curve Date: 7/1/2021 0.2 Miles _ Wade Parker ^ HS HS _ ^ 5 ! o Southb _ ^ u nd Clayton Whitted _ ^ n t No bo rth i! ! _ un d _ Eric Marsh ^ Robert Caldwell _ ^ _Andrew Ashcraft _ ^ ^ Joe Thurston _Travis Turbyfill ^ Jesse Steed Travis Carter _ ^ 5 ^ ! _ Chris MacKenzie 1.3 Miles From Trailhead Anthony
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