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Agua Fria National Monument

Cordes Junction, Cordes Lakes, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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Excellent place for people who know what to look for.

No there isn't a information site at the beginning but there are signs that warn people that the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Tom W
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Great day of exploring!

We entered the monument via Bloody Basin road off I-17. Visiting this park will definitely... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Phoenix, AZ
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A new national park which has numerous prehistoric archeological sites.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible14%
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“la plata” (2 reviews)
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Cordes Junction, Cordes Lakes, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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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

1  Thank Tom W
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

Thank phxchica127
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Agua Fria National Monument is located about forty miles north of Phoenix, along the east side of Interstate 17. Having visited most of the national monuments in and around the eastern and central of Arizona, we thought it would be a good idea to...More

1  Thank NyonyaLady
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stopped here on a road trip & didn't see anything. There wasn't a Visitors' Center so it was difficult to tell what we were supposed to be looking for. There's a National Monument sign but otherwise it is dessert--I'm sure it has important qualities,...More

Thank Shery211
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as we needed a flat place off the highway to fix the RV. Other than a large dirt parking lot I didn't see much of anything.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

If I could give this zero stars I would. After the first few miles the road is not maintained. You must have a high clearance 4 wheel drive to even consider going to this national Monument. It is a shame to go to the trouble...More

1  Thank 123,456,789,098,765,432
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Aqua Fria is listed as a national monument between Phoenix and Flagstaff. Be aware that you should not attempt visiting the site without four-wheel drive. If it looks at all like rain, do not enter the site because you will be trapped by flash-floods across...More

7  Thank Randy L
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Took the grandkids out there yesterday for a day hike. Three kids, three adults divvied up one for one. The trailhead off a dirt road and parking lot five minutes from the I-17 exit for Badger Springs. We've never been to this one before and...More

4  Thank arun s
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

I've been here five times and going again this weekend. I love this place without water and with water, It's a easy, level hike and the payoff is worth it! It's not a very busy or well known site so you may not even cross...More

5  Thank Alyssarexx
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Wasn't quite sure what we'd find there, but we were returning to Phoenix from Montezuma Castle and Well, so we stopped by in our little rental car. Luckily the ground was dry so we could bump our way around on some of the dirt roads,...More

3  Thank jlrmac
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Becky R
21 August 2016|
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.