As we prepare to observe National Arizona Day on June 21, it gives us an opportunity to appreciate what makes the Grand Canyon State unique. If you’re considering changing your surroundings by traveling to a different city or state for your recovery, you may be wondering what the community of Prescott, Arizona, is like. Here are some of the distinct advantages of living and pursuing addiction recovery in this small jewel of a city.
1. Abundant Natural Beauty
If you love dramatic scenery, you’ll find plenty of it in Arizona – especially in Prescott, where the Granite Dells outcroppings rise into the sky only four miles north of the city. The Granite Dells natural area is also home to two public parks: Watson Lake Park and Willow Lake Park. Both parks feature miles of extensive walking, hiking and biking trails for people to get some exercise while reaping all the restorative physical and mental health benefits that come with being in nature.
2. A Rich History
Prescott is a community steeped in history, from the Yavapai Natives who have called this area their tribal home for centuries to the more recent arrival of white settlers drawn by the prospect of gold, land and new opportunities. Visit the downtown area of Prescott to feel like you’ve time-traveled back to the frontier days, as many of the buildings have undergone extensive renovations to preserve their historic beauty. If you want to step even further back in time, Prescott’s central location in Arizona puts it within a short driving distance of many of the state’s incredible Native American ruins.
3. Mild Year-Round Weather
If you dislike the cold temperatures of fall and winter, Arizona will be a refuge for you. But if you’re worried about scorching desert heat in the spring and summer, you’ll be relieved to know that Prescott rarely experiences the legendary triple-digit temperatures of cities like Phoenix. The city sits 5,400 feet above sea level in the mountains, and this elevation makes the air feel much cooler than it does further south. The temperature difference can be as much as 20 degrees on some days!
4. Sober Recreation Opportunities
In addition to the Granite Dells recreational area, the nearby 1.25-million-acre Prescott National Forest provides campgrounds, hiking areas and the opportunity to observe wildlife such as bears and pronghorn deer in their natural habitat. You can discover several cultural offerings to visit during your time in Prescott, including the Phippen Museum, the Museum of Indigenous People and the Sharlot Hall Museum. To soak up local color, you can enjoy a variety of festivals that Prescott plays host to throughout the year, including Prescott Frontier Days and the World’s Oldest Rodeo.
A New Life Starts Here
If you’re ready to explore more about the benefits of addiction recovery in Prescott, Arizona, please reach out to us at Canyon Crossing. We provide a women’s-only environment that allows clients to focus fully on their goals of achieving sobriety and building a supportive group of female friends.