71,000 acres of unadulterated natural beauty. That’s what you’ll find 40 miles north of phoenix in the Agua Fria National Monument.
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.
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, here nature 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.
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