• Agua Fria National Monument - Congress, Arizona

      The national monument consists of 70,900-acres, mostly of high mesa semi-desert grassland with canyons cutting down to the Aqua Fria River. The river itself is often underground. Agua Fria has significant systems of prehistoric sites and is home to many species of animals, birds, plants and fish. Archaeological sites abound. You can participate in many recreational opportunities such as hiking, viewing cultural sites, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hunting (big-game and upland game-bird), scenic drives, and four-wheel driving.

      If you go:
      No facilities other than pit toilets. Camping up to 14-days is allowed. Badger Springs at Exit #256), is the southern-most entrance. The monument can also be accessed at Bloody Basin Road (Exit #259), or Cordes Junction exits. Maps and information available at website and trailheads. Check road conditions; if muddy, roads may be impassible. Four-wheel drive vehicles needed on many roads. Free. Pack trash out.


      Badger Springs Road
      Congress, Arizona 85324 USA

      Mailing address:
      Agua Fria National Monument
      21605 N. 7th Avenue
      Phoenix, AZ 85027-2929 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Agua Fria National Monument
      +1 (623) 580-5500