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Important Info: Visiting the GMHM State Park ADOT

How to visit the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park

Big Idea

  • Don’t park on the shoulders of the highway!
  • State Highway shoulders are reserved for emergency use only
  • There are more than 25,000 annual visitors to the state park
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ADOT is reminding visitors not to park illegally along SR 89

PHOENIX – For those planning on visiting the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park near Yarnell this year, the Arizona Department of Transportation reminds visitors not to park illegally along State Route 89, putting themselves and others at risk.

The shoulders of state highways are reserved for emergencies only. Parking along them causes distractions to drivers along the highway and can prevent emergency vehicles from gaining access to those who need help.

The state park remains a popular place for visitors from all around to pay respects and learn about the 19 brave firefighters who gave their lives battling against the Yarnell Hill Fire. Parking along the highway is not the best nor safest way to pay those respects.

With more than 25,000 annual visitors to the state park, the parking lot can fill up fast. The Yarnell Fire Department, however, is helping by providing a shuttle service to the park on the weekends when the memorial park sees the most visitors.

The shuttle service runs Fridays-Sundays every half hour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceed past the park into Yarnell and park at the Yarnell Fire Department. The last dropoff at the park trailhead is 1 p.m., and the last pickup at the park trailhead is 5 p.m.

To learn more about Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park and the shuttle service, visit azstateparks.com/hotshots.




For more information about the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, check out the Learning and Tribute Center in Prescott at the Gateway Mall.

There will also be a Granite Mountain Hotshots Virtual Run/Walk fundraiser during the week of 6/19-6/25. You can participate at your own pace. You’ll get a t-shirt as part of your entry fee. Click here for more information: https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Anywhere/GraniteMountainHotshotsVirtualRunWalk

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Last modified on Friday, 23 April 2021 01:06
Published in Arizonafire.news

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