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Agua Fria National Monument

Cordes Lakes, AZ 85324
+1 623-580-5500
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Was so excited to visit Aqua Fria after reading many photographers highlight what was there. Well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shuttrrbug
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Sugar Land, Texas
This National Monument isn't for the idle tourist

My wife and i are trying to visit all of the national parks and national monuments in the west. As... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
dalsmith2016
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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A new national park which has numerous prehistoric archeological sites.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“basin road” (3 reviews)
“low clearance” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cordes Lakes, AZ 85324
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+1 623-580-5500
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"basin road"
in 3 reviews
"low clearance"
in 2 reviews
"pottery shards"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"la plata"
in 3 reviews
"badger"
in 6 reviews
"wheeler"
in 2 reviews
"suv"
in 2 reviews
"archaeological"
in 2 reviews
"dirt"
in 5 reviews
"petroglyphs"
in 4 reviews
"river"
in 2 reviews
"mesa"
in 2 reviews
"sites"
in 2 reviews
"mile"
in 2 reviews
"rocks"
in 3 reviews
"hiking"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was so excited to visit Aqua Fria after reading many photographers highlight what was there. Well, not sure I found anything. Drove I-17 to exit #259 Bloody Basin Road. Easily found the entrance to Aqua Fria. Drove the road nearly to the other exit off...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

My wife and i are trying to visit all of the national parks and national monuments in the west. As part of our adventure, we purchased a national parks passport book and are stamping our passport book at all of the parks and monuments that...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

As the speedometer approaches the 75 mile per hour speed limit along I-17 in central Arizona it’s not hard to imagine that one would completely miss the fact that they are skirting the boundary of Agua Fria National Monument. There is one sign marking its...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Exploration rather than an easy visit. First we had to locate the entry. Then we took it slowly on the road. Fortunately we have a SUV. Well worth the effort. Stop your vehicle whenever it looks interesting and take a walk. Look at the plants...More

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

If you are looking for a beautiful place to stretch your legs between Phoenix and Flagstaff and don't want to detour to Sedona, this is the place. Easy walk along a mostly soft dirt/sandy trail. Beautiful scenery.

Thank drbking
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a little known National Momument on Highway 17 north of Phoenix at some 3500 feet.It is open grassland and rocky hills and has some beautiful scenery. Access is via a dirt road off 17 and definitely worth a look on a nice day.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My family and I spent and hour looking for this monument and ended up on a mountain... maybe if the roads were more clearly marked or had a few 'monument x miles' would be great. Half way through we saw a visitors information board by...More

1  Thank sdickey024
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I have never been to this site during the daytime. There appears to be a monument and hiking trails at this location. It's about 40 miles, 60 minutes away from the heart of Phoenix. We drove here last night because I knew it was a...More

Thank Carrie S
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

No there isn't a information site at the beginning but there are signs that warn people that the roads are not suitable for low clearance / two wheel drive vehicles about a half mile from the turn off from I-17. There are about 450 archaeological...More

7  Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We entered the monument via Bloody Basin road off I-17. Visiting this park will definitely require a high clearance vehicle and in some areas FWD or AWD. We visited the riparian area and saw a leopard frog (rare) along with interesting bugs, lizards and Caterpillars....More

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Becky R
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
the best petroglyphs I have seen are a little further north at the Montezuma Well exit. Not to be confused with Montezuma Castle. sorry I can't be more specific.
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