Ecologically Diverse and Scenic Natural Area
The 9.7- acre Boyle DeBusk Conservation Easement is an ecologically diverse and scenic natural area located approximately 1.5 miles southwest of downtown Prescott, AZ. The Property was originally acquired by Helen Marie Boyle and Wesley DeBusk in the 1950’s. The couple donated the entire property, including the family cabin, to the City of Prescott in 2002. A conservation easement was conveyed by the City of Prescott in 2003, and is now part of the City’s Public Open Space holdings.
The conservation easement can be accessed via Limberlost Lane and Clubhouse Drive by driving on US Highway 89 (White Spar Road) south from downtown Prescott.
Several hiking trails meander through the conservation easement, providing recreational opportunities for the surrounding Mountain Club subdivision. A scenic primary trail of moderate difficulty is accessed at the end of Limberlost Lane. It runs southeastward to the southern part of the conservation easement and parallels, in part, a portion of the riparian area.
Other trailheads are located on East Hill Circle Dr. (Boyle and East Hill Circle Trailheads). All signed trailheads adjacent the conservation easement have limited parking. The City of Prescott maintains adequate signage at all trailheads and has provided a dog-waste bag station at the Limberlost Trailhead. The driveway accessing the Property and parking adjacent to the Boyle DeBusk Cabin is restricted to City of Prescott personnel.
Protected Lands in the area
CALT works with private landowners to develop conservation easements that protect open space, wildlife habitat, scenic views, and working farms and ranches in perpetuity.
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