One of the most mesmerizing mile-high lakescapes you'll ever see is just four miles northeast of Prescott, AZ. The Granite Dells at Watson Lake are the most beautiful blend of ancient nature, and man-made magic Yavapai County has to offer. Watson Lake's bright blue waters first flowed in from Granite Creek in 1915. Once the Granite Creek Dam was complete, the people of Prescott rejoiced, for what was once the untended terrain of Lonesome Valley would soon become fertile farmland for all kinds of harvest. Contrary to the age of wondrous Watson Lake, the curiously colorful Granite Dells are 1.4 billion years old and unlike any other rock formations in the region. These highly unusual boulders have been dated back to the earliest part of our planet's history – the Precambrian Eon. Time, erosion and the addition of a 70-acre lake have molded these magnificent marvels into the perfect rock-climbing material and fantastic photography subjects. Massive dells decorate the everchanging shoreline with accents of vegetation protruding from between the lumpy, rounded rocks. While smaller rebel dells scattered throughout the water, add a bit more wonder to the "Land Before Time" setting.