Discover prehistoric sites and outdoor adventure with hiking, birdwatching, and camping in Agua Fria National Monument. Located 40 miles north of Phoenix.
History & Nature
In this expansive mosaic of semi-desert landscape, discover a rich record of human history. Prehistoric sites carved right into the rocks span more than 2,000 years, and date back to about A.D. 1100.
Things To Do
In a land marked by two glorious mesas, a stunning canyon and a riparian forest, activities abound. From hunting and camping to four-wheel driving, birdwatching, and hiking, nature here provides a pleasant mix of peace and adventure.
Agua Fria is also a stellar place to view and photograph wildlife. Native residents of the area include antelope, mule deer, javelina, bobcats, eagles, and a variety of fish.
As with any natural desert area, you'll want to be prepared when visiting Agua Fria. Make sure you bring food and water, sunscreen, and have plenty of gas in the tank.
Hotels, Lodging & Camping
To be completely immersed in the outdoors, there are undeveloped areas that are available for camping. Campgrounds and motels are also available in nearby Black Canyon City and Cordes Lake.