Agua Fria National Monument

Description:

Adjacent to rapidly expanding communities, the 71,000-acre Agua Fria National Monument is approximately 40 miles north of central Phoenix. The monument encompasses two mesas and the canyon of the Agua Fria River. Elevations range from 2,150 feet above sea level along the Agua Fria Canyon to about 4,600 feet in the northern hills. This expansive mosaic of semi-desert area, cut by ribbons of valuable riparian forest, offers one of the most significant systems of prehistoric sites in the American Southwest. In addition to the rich record of human history, the monument contains outstanding biological resources. Shown here is an example of the pristine riparian habitat along the Agua Fria River, which is just a short hike from Badger Springs (exit 256). Images taken May 2000.

Directions:

40 miles north on I 17 from central Phoenix.

Phone:

623-580-5500

Email:

BLM_AZ_PDOWEB@blm.gov

Address:

21605 N. 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027

Activities:

Auto Touring Biking Historic & Cultural Site Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Picnicking Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

$109.95
Don't forget to slip Leatherman's Signal Multi-Tool in your backpack the next time you hit the trail. This compact...
Price subject to change | Available through Backcountry.com
Currently Viewing Agua Fria National Monument
Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
Currently Viewing Agua Fria National Monument