Nestled in the central mountains of Arizona, Prescott stands as the largest city within Yavapai County. Neighboring towns include Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humboldt, making up what is more and more commonly referred to as the “Quad-Cities” of western Yavapai County. Its ideal location places it nearly 95 miles north of Phoenix and 95 miles south of Flagstaff.
Prescott is served by a number of major thoroughfares, including Arizona Highways 69, 89, 89A and 169, making travel in and out of Prescott very easy. Interstate 17, approximately 36 miles southeast of the community, can be reached via Arizona Highway 69 or 169. Additionally, Interstate 40 can be accessed through Highway 89, just 50 miles north of Prescott.
Prescott’s municipal airport, Ernest A. Love Field, offers general aviation services and daily commercial flights. As with many smaller airports, passenger air service changes occur from time to time. Currently, Great Lakes Airlines has daily flights to Los Angeles (LAX), and Denver. The airport, one of the busiest in Arizona for general aviation uses, is also utilized as the flight-training center for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Love Field can be accessed in the northern part of the community along Highway 89.
Domestic and international flights can be found less than two hours away at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Local shuttle bus services provide several trips daily to and from Sky Harbor.
DISTANCE TO MAJOR CITIES (in miles)
ALBUQUERQUE: — 400
DENVER: — 780
LAS VEGAS: — 268
LOS ANGELES: — 347
PHOENIX: — 95
SALT LAKE CITY: — 610
SAN DIEGO: — 410
TUCSON: — 212