Agua Fria National Monument

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.

Hours & Pricing

For hours and pricing, please visit the website.

For More Information

Hassayampa Field Office
21605 North 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 580-5500

Visit Destination Website

More to Explore Near Agua Fria National Monument



Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona and is located in the central region of the state. People may know it for its year-round sun, desert...


Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.