Prescott AZ

Prescott is a city in Arizona known for its bars, live entertainment and historic Whiskey Row, a full block of saloons and bars where some of America’s famous outlaws and cowboys drank. At first glance, it might seem that Prescott and sober living don’t mix, but there are many other things to enjoy beyond drinking and nightlife. 

In fact, one of the reasons why we chose Prescott as the location for our drug and alcohol rehab is because we believe it has so much to offer in terms of sober living. Whether you’re a resident of Prescott or planning to live here while you participate in our outpatient program, we’d love to show you everything this area has to offer! 

Prescott AZ: Beautiful, Historic and Unique 

Prescott is a city in Yavapai County, nestled 5,200 feet above sea level. It has a population of around 46,000. Prescott is considered to be part of North Central Arizona, sitting north of the Bradshaw Mountains and east of the Sierra Prieta Range. The weather is nothing short of perfect, with average temperatures around 70 degrees. 

One of the things we love about Prescott is that it offers all four seasons. There are even gentle snows during the winter months! The area also offers breathtaking views of the mountains, lakes, streams and rolling meadows. Prescott is truly unique, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, exploring and living sober. 

Sober Things to Do in Prescott Arizona 

Whether you’re new to Prescott or looking at the area with a new set of eyes, here are all the things you can do while staying true to your recovery. 

Watson and Willow Lakes 

The two main lakes in the area are Watson Lake and Willow Lake, known for their large boulders, bedrock formations and stark blue waters. Both lakes are surrounded by trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding. There are also plenty of places to fish, boat, bird watch and rock climb. 

Outdoor lovers will also want to explore Wolf Creek Falls, which offers a two-tier waterfall at its peak during the spring. Lynx Lake Recreation Area and the Constellation Trail System also offer recreational activities like hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. 

Thumb Butte Trail 

Thumb Butte is one of the most popular and heavily used hiking trails on the Prescott National Forest. If you climb to Groom Creek Vista, you’ll get a panoramic view of the Prescott area, Bradshaw Mountains, Sierra Prieta Mountains, Granite Mountain, Mingus Mountain and possibly even the San Francisco Peaks. Average hiking times are around one hour, round trip. 

Wild West Museums 

If you enjoy learning about history, you’ll love an afternoon at the Museum of Indigenous People, formerly known as the Smoki Museum. Here you get to see all sorts of displays showing the pottery, jewelry, petroglyphs, carvings, etc. of the Native Americans who lived in Arizona. 

The Sharlot Hall Museum is another place you’ll want to visit if you love history. You can take a trip down history lane and view the different exhibit buildings and historic structures from the 1800s. The Phippen Museum is another popular destination that showcases American Southwest art. 

Antique Shopping 

If you love to shop, you can enjoy antique shopping in downtown Prescott and the surrounding cities. This type of shopping will fill your time, as you’ll have to walk through aisles and dig through bins to find the treasures you’re looking for. Most of the antique shops are on Cortez Street, with prices ranging from a few dollars to hundreds. 

Day Trip to Sedona 

Need a perfect place to meditate and self-reflect? Sedona is the perfect place to do this, and it’s only an hour and a half from Prescott. Sedona is well-known for its red rock formations, endless hiking trails, relaxing spas and spiritual wellness. Popular hikes in Sedona include Devil’s Bridge, Bell Rock Loop and Soldier’s Pass. 

Farms and Farmers Markets 

Mortimer Farms is just outside of Prescott. There are many seasonal events, so check out the website before you visit. The farm is open to the public and features u-pick fields, festivals, rides, games, activities and even a zipline. Or, check out Prescott Farmers Market for fresh seasonal produce. 

Start Your Path to Sober Living in Prescott AZ

We hope that this information has given you a fresh perspective on Prescott Arizona and all that it has to offer. To learn more about the outpatient services offered at our rehab centers in Arizona, contact Wolf Creek Recovery today.