Directions to Prescott from Phoenix, AZ
Prescott, AZ is about 1.5 hours driving from the North end of the Phoenix Metro Area and about 2 hours from Phoenix's airport, Sky Harbor. The most direct route is taking I-17 north towards Flagstaff about 60 miles (from the I-17 - 101 Loop intersection) to Hwy 69 at the Cordes Jct exit (#262.) Then follow Hwy 69 for about 30 miles to Prescott.
A scenic route (nearly 3 hours driving) can be taken by going through Wickenburg, Congress, Yarnell and Kirkland Jct. At Kirkland Jct. you can take the slightly longer, less curvy route through Skull Valley or the shorter (but same driving time) route over the mountain through the switchbacks.
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