The Region - Northern Arizona
Learning to become a professional helicopter pilot means you'll be flying a lot and hitting the books. That also means you'll deserve some downtime, or, OUTDOOR ADVENTURE! Just take a look at your choices in Prescott and Northern Arizona.
With five scenic lakes and a network of more than 450 miles of groomed hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails winding through the city and into the adjacent In fact, Prescott is home to Epic Ride's "Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Event " with a $30,000 cash purse in 2012.
At 5,100 feet above sea level, nestled in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the United States, the views in Prescott, whether you're in flight or on the ground, are breathtaking. Prescott is the gateway to Sedona (60 miles), Flagstaff (90 miles) and the magnificent Grand Canyon (127 miles).
Sedona, Arizona is known worldwide for its incredible beauty and hiking trails, perfect for that day hike. Flagstaff, Arizona is home Arizona's Snow Bowl when you're ready to get some skiing and snowboarding in while the Grand Canyon is one of the great wonders of the world full of hiking, backpacking, camping and river rafting.
The City - Prescott, Arizona
Prescott's beauty and its four distinct seasons provide a variety of wonderful weather and an unparalleled outdoor environment all the while maintaining an average monthly high temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 325+ days of sunshine each year.
Prescott is also rich in history. Home to downtown's famous Whiskey Row and the annual Whiskey Row Marathon as well as the World's Oldest Rodeo , there's no doubt that Prescott is a part of the Old West.
Yet, Prescott's rich history is perfectly complimented with some of your favorite establishments you are accustomed. You'll be able to visit major retailers such as Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, Home Depot and new for 2011, Trader Joe's. And, only 9 miles away in Prescott Valley, there's Harkin's Theatres and Tim's Toyota Center Sporting Arena, home to the Arizona Sun Dogs hockey as well as other sporting events and concerts.
Links to City of Prescott
- City of Prescott
- Prescott Chamber of Commerce
- Prescott Daily Courier-News
- Prescott E-News
- Visit Prescott
Links to Northern Arizona