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Agua Fria National Monument

Cordes Junction, Cordes Lakes, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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We spent an hour looking...

My family and I spent and hour looking for this monument and ended up on a mountain... maybe if the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Amazing views of the stars on a clear night!

I have never been to this site during the daytime. There appears to be a monument and hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carrie S
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A new national park which has numerous prehistoric archeological sites.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible18%
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“low clearance” (2 reviews)
“dirt road” (3 reviews)
“la plata” (2 reviews)
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Cordes Junction, Cordes Lakes, AZ
+1 623-580-5500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I spent and hour looking for this monument and ended up on a mountain... maybe if the roads were more clearly marked or had a few 'monument x miles' would be great. Half way through we saw a visitors information board by...More

1  Thank sdickey024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never been to this site during the daytime. There appears to be a monument and hiking trails at this location. It's about 40 miles, 60 minutes away from the heart of Phoenix. We drove here last night because I knew it was a...More

Thank Carrie S
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

3  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 18 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 8 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 11 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 28 February 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 26 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
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Becky R
20 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.