Yarnell, Arizona: Firefighters Hotshots Memorial

A roadside firefighter statue, with a parking lot and trailhead, memorialize 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters who died on the trail in 2013, dramatized in the 2017 movie "Only The Brave."

White Spar Hwy, Yarnell, AZ
The parking lot, statue, and trailhead are next to westbound White Spar Hwy, roughly 2.5 miles west of Yarnell. The highway is split, so you have to be traveling west to reach the parking lot.
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Firefighters Hotshots Memorial

The 7 mile (in and out) trailhead is at this location. It will take you to the actual location where this hotshot crew perished. Very strenuous hike in the beginning.

[Cheryl, 07/07/2021]

Firefighters Hotshots Memorial

Firefighters Hotshots Memorial

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. Hike 2.8 miles to the memorial site.

[Cheriew, 09/08/2020]

The firefighter statue, which is next to the highway parking lot, was dedicated in May 2018. Nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters died on June 30, 2013, fighting the nearby Yarnell Hill Fire. Visitors can hike to where they futilely hunkered down in emergency heat-resistant aluminum tents, a site now marked by metal cage boxes filled with rocks and decorated with offerings.

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