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YTA Board Meetings

  • Yavapai Title building, 1235 E. Gurley (Sheldon and Gurley), 3 p.m.  
  • First Thursday each month.  Meeting dates may change with holidays.
  • Next Meeting 3 PM, Thursday June 6 Yavapai Title
  • Meeting 3 PM, Thursday July 11 (planning)

Next or Sample YTA Agenda 

Regular Meeting Agenda

3:00PM, Thursday, June 6, 2019

Yavapai Title Building, 1235 E. Gurley

3:00 PM Call to order and Welcome to guests – Review/clarify May agenda - Accept minutes from May 2, 2019 YTA meeting

  • -Treasurers report. Grants, $200 Pres, VP, Secretary authorization but report
  • -Hiking Spree Update – YTA and Highlands Center
  • -Trail Sign Upgrade – First 6-12 identified locations as prototype
  • -YTA Circle Trail Challenge update
  • -Website and Facebook update
  • -Trail Kiosk and Bridge Standards
  • -Prescott Hiking Club work days status
  • -National Trails Day report
  • -Sun Corridor Trail update
  • -Prescott Connectivity Projects – Trails and PBTAC Public Works coordination
  • - Upcoming projects - Spence Basin Parking Lot construction, Centerpointe East Peavine/Benchmarkwest across Granite Creek to Walden Farms

Future Backlog projects. – Will report at YTA meetings when changes are identified.
Adjourn. Next Meeting 3 PM, Thursday July 11 Yavapai Title (need to verify reservation)

Other Important Upcoming Meetings or Events


CV Peavine 20190703 credit Chris H.

YTA Wins Grant to help Repair and Improve the Peavine Trail in Chino Valley (June 2019)

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County approved a $5,000 grant to Yavapai Trails Association to partially fund the Peavine Trail Upgrade in Chino Valley!

Any volunteers that would like to help monetarily or help with the repairs and improvements should contact YTA, a 501(c)(3) organization. YTA can be reached at

Thanks to all who helped behind the scenes for more sustainable trail miles, and to Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and their caring and generous donors who chose to make a difference in Yavapai County!!!


Back in 1990, the Yavapai Trails Association initiated the idea of a non-motorized trail that would “circle” the city of Prescott. With many partners and volunteers, by late 2014, the 54 mile Prescott Circle Trail (PCT) was completed for the enjoyment of hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers.

The topography of the trail ranges from 5140 to 6990 feet in elevation, and it passes many Prescott landmarks including Watson, Willow, and Goldwater Lakes; Thumb Butte, the mountain that towers over town, and Pioneer Park on the north side of town. There are three campsites along the trail, for those who are interested in camping along the way. The PCT is a beautiful trail that meanders through forest, chaparral and grasslands.

Recently, Yavapai Trails Association has partnered with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s to offer the community the “Circle Trail Challenge”. It is our hope this challenge encourages people of all ages to get outside and spend time on our marquis trail. Get out your hiking poles, saddle your horse, put on a helmet and hit the trail! The trail has been divided into 11 segments to be completed in a day, weeks, months or even years; simply keep track of the sections you complete. The trail is for you, whatever way you chose to complete it, or when. Finish all the sections of the Challenge, complete the Challenge Completion and Additional Information . You will receive a certificate of completion, a Circle Trail Patch or a Circle Trail bumper sticker (sponsored by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s). Your name will be added to the permanent PCT Challenge list of completers.

Have fun! Be Safe. Follow the trail etiquette rules. We hope to see you on the trail soon! Any questions may be directed to

from 6/30/18: For the prior year, Greg has been working with the City of Prescott to document the birth of a trail. This documentary-style video shows the process involved in creating a trail from planning to enjoyment.


The last Yavapai Trails Association newsletter is on the City website at and Also on the City Website in the Trails section is a selection where a trail maintenance problem can be reported. These notifications will route the message to the responsible jurisdiction, regardless of the location.

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