LOCAL TREASURES & GEMS

Great little place off the beaten path. The house is clean and quiet with great access to the surrounding national forests.                                                                                      ~ Matt, Arizona

PLEASANT VALLEY
HISTORICAL MUSEUM

THE PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH IS THE SECOND OLDEST CHURCH IN ARIZONA AND NOW A MUSEUM FILLED WITH THE ARTIFACTS AND STORIES OF THE PREVIOUS PIONEERS, RANCHERS AND THE INFAMOUS PLEASANT VALLEY WAR. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOURS, VISIT THE MUSEUM FACEBOOK PAGE AT https://www.facebook.com/PleasantValleyMuseum/

HAIGLER CREEK FISHING &
SWIMMING HOLE

THERE"S NO BETTER PLACE TO SPEND A SUMMER AFTERNOON THAN AT BEAUTIFUL HAIGLER CREEK. OFFERING PICNIC GROUNDS, TROUT FISHING, AND A LOCAL SWIMMING HOLE SURROUNDED BY ROCKY CLIFFS, BE SURE TO HEAD OUT EARLY TO AVOID THE AFTERNOON THUNDERSHOWERS THAT OFTEN ROLL IN BY MIDDAY. WE ARE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS TO THIS LOCAL FAVORITE.

FOREST SERVICE ROADS
ON FOOT OR ATV

YOUNG IS SURROUNDED BY TONTO NATIONAL FOREST AND IT'S WEB OF BACKCOUNTRY FOREST SERVICE ROADS. WHETHER YOU BIKE, HIKE OR DRIVE A WORLD OF NATURAL BEAUTY UNFOLDS AT YOUR FEET. WE ARE HAPPY TO POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IF YOU WANT TO HEAD OUT FOR AN HOUR OR TWO OR A FULL DAY.

BRUZZI VINEYARD

BRUZZI VINEYARD IS THE FIRST VINEYARD IN GILA COUNTY AND THEIR GRAPES ARE EXPERTLY CRAFTED INTO SOME OF THE FINEST WINES IN THE STATE. YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THEIR TASTING ROOM, CHECK OUT THE SEASONAL FARM STAND, MEET THE LLAMAS, OR ATTEND A SPECIAL DINING EVENT. ADDITIONAL INFO CAN BE FOUND AT  https://bruzzivineyard.com/ 

HORSEBACK RIDING

ACCOMPANY A LOCAL RANCH HAND ON A GUIDED HORSEBACK ADVENTURE DEEP INTO THE HEART OF THE TONTO.  THE TERRAIN AND PACE OF THE RIDE WILL BE SELECTED BASED ON THE SKILL LEVEL OF THE RIDERS, SO SADDLE UP AND GET YOUR YEEHAW ON!  $99/PP FOR 2-3 HOURS. ASK US ABOUT SETTING UP YOUR RESERVATION.

CROUCH CREEK CANYON

JUST NORTH OF TOWN IS A VERY UNIQUE NATURAL LANDMARK THAT YOU WON'T FIND ON ANY MAP. THIS ATTRACTION IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SMALL CHILDREN OR UNLEASHED DOGS.  IT MAY REQUIRE AN EASY HIKE IN OF ABOUT 1/2 MILE UNLESS YOU HAVE A 4WD VEHICLE. A SPECTACULAR GORGE AND AMAZING VIEWS OF THE AREA ARE YOUR REWARD. DIRECTIONS ARE GIVEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SWORN TO SECRECY.

THE BOULDERS

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT PLACE TO UNPACK A PICNIC BASKET, YOU JUST FOUND IT.  JUST OUTSIDE OF YOUNG IS A HILLSIDE OF  GIANT BOULDERS THAT MAKE FOR SOME GREAT EXPLORING! YOU CAN CLIMB UP THEM, AROUND THEM AND THROUGH THEM. WHY ARE THEY HERE? YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS OURS, BUT WE'RE THINKING ALIENS!                    

PLEASANT VALLEY DAYS

EACH YEAR OVER THE THIRD WEEKEND OF JULY, YOUNG CELEBRATES IT'S RICH HERITAGE. LOCAL HISTORICAL ENRICHMENT TOURS, A PARADE AND A WEEKEND OF ROPING EVENTS ANCHOR THE ACTIVITIES. IF YOU ARE A WANNABE COWPOKE WHO LOVES SMALL TOWNS AND THE WILD WEST, THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR HEAVEN.

GUIDED CANYONEERING
& ADVENTURING

CALLING ALL ADRENALINE JUNKIES! LET THE EXPERT GUIDES AT PHOENIX WILDERNESS ADVENTURES TAKE YOU UNDER THEIR WINGS FOR A DAY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET. THESE SAFETY MINDED PROFESSIONALS KNOW THEIR STUFF, AND THEY WILL HAVE YOU RAPPELLING, ROCK CLIMBING, OR RAFTING LIKE A PRO IN NO TIME! CHECK OUT THEIR MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURES AT http://phoenixwildernessadventures.com/adventures

THE YOUNG CEMETERY

TOUR THE CEMETERY AND READ THE INTERESTING STORY OF THE PLEASANT VALLEY WAR. THE GRAVES OF FOUR OF THE MAIN FAMILIES THAT WERE INVOLVED, ALONG WITH OTHER PIONEERS, CAN BE FOUND HERE LOCATED NEAR THE "MIDDLE OF TOWN" ADJACENT TO THE MUSEUM.  BRUSH UP ON THE HISTORY OF THE PLEASANT VALLEY WAR BY READING THIS SHORT SUMMARY:  https://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-pleasantvalleywar/

   near the base of the mogollon rim at 5200' elevation

   Young is completely surrounded by tonto national forest

   Approximately 20 degrees cooler than the phoenIx area

   four distinct seasons: spring, summer, winter, fall

   Click here to open online bird id tool

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