Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Trail

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shot Crew was a team of dedicated wildland firefighters committed to their brothers with unwavering support.  On the final day of June, 2013 – they made their final stand.  The 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots were overrun in a box canyon while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. 

Granite Mountain Hot Shots

Eric Marsh, Superintendent

Jesse Steed, Captain

Clayton Whitted, SB

Travis Carter, SB

Travis Turbyfill, LC

Chris MacKenzie, LC

Andrew Ashcraft, LC

Joe Thurston, CM

Wade Parker, CM

Anthony Rose, CM

Garret Zuppiger,CM

Scott Norris, CM

Dustin Deford, CM

William Warneke, CM

Kevin Woyjeck, CM

John Percin, CM

Grant McKee, CM

Sean Misner, CM

 

Their Legacy

The Granite Mountain Hot Shots left behind a testament to life.  If you hike the Granite Mountain Hot Shot trail you will see the rugged beauty and challenging terrain that the Hotshots loved and fought to protect.  You will see the lives that were lived and loved at each marker along the trail.  You will be reminded again and again, that life is precious and there are no guarantees. 

 

 

State Park

Arizona State Parks has more information about the trail and here.