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Great Tribute

This is an incredible tribute to the 19 firemen who lost their lives. Beautiful hike into the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian D
Rushford, Minnesota
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Trailhead memorials are nice. Plan full day for the whole hike

We stopped at the memorial to see the statue that was commemorated in May. They have quite a bit... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Mary C
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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Yarnell Mountain, Hwy 89, Next to the Ranch House Restaurant, Yarnell, AZ 85362
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an incredible tribute to the 19 firemen who lost their lives. Beautiful hike into the memorial. It is a long hike so be prepared, but very worthwhile. Very limited parking so get there early. Highly suggest taking time to do the hike and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the memorial to see the statue that was commemorated in May. They have quite a bit of information about the brave firefighters that lost their lives. We also saw people finishing their hikes during the heat of the day. They were sunburned...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We took the opportunity to pay our respects at the start of the trail. We couldn't do the hike due to extreme heat. We paid our respects, bought some items from the official park ranger (who was very helpful and happy to chat with us)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JHoward35
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

After seeing the movie "Only The Brave", I knew I had to do this hike. Being a retired volunteer firefighter, I could just imagine the Hotshots hiking their way up to the Yarnell Fire. Of course the trail wasn't there at the time. The trail...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank SDTravelBug
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We stopped on the way to Shrine of St. Joseph in Yarnell. It's on a one-way road and you must go back down the mountain to turn around and continue northward. Trail is 2.75 miles and then another .75 to the Fatality Site memorial. Signage...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank DianeH1911
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We hiked on a Sunday morning in February and arrived at 8:30am and the parking lot was nearly empty. It's about a 2.8 mile hike to the observation deck and then another .75 miles down to the facility site. The trail has a 1,200 ft...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank captjrk
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The tragedy that led to this memorial is something that will never be forgotten, certainly by the families and friends of the nineteen young men who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell fire, nor by me or many others who have hiked this trail and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank John S
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Today we hiked the 2.7 mile trail up to the overlook and then down the .75 mile trail to the memorial to the 19 men of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew. The trail starts out with about a 5% grade but soon increases to up...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Heather T
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I'm 62 and don't consider myself in great shape, but I made it all the way to the fatality site and back. . The thought of honoring the fallen Hotshots helped me push through any discomfort, and there definitely is some of that. With a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jocko B
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

While doing a quick mini trip to Laughlin, we went to see the movie “only the brave“. It was a sensational movie about the “granite mountain hotshot team” They fought the Yarnell fire. This memorial site was so informative, explained so well, with the trail...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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frankie C
12 November 2017|
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Response from Jocko B | Reviewed this property |
When I was at the fatality site, I noticed people had laid a wide assortment of mementos. A football, t shirts, coins, etc. I imagine after a while, the weather could scatter all these items around and the site could look... More
11 March 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a parking lot at the trail head with signage on the Wickenburg bound lane (downhill) highway is split on the hillside so make sure you're headed in the right direction. A history of the crew and their tragic... More