Agua Fria National Monument Hike

Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Leaders: 
Joyce Morningstar - jmorningstar@cox.net, 602-299-7244 (cell)
Rating: 
B- LENGTH ~6 mi ELEV GAIN: ~1000 ft PACE: Medium

Call hiker leader for meeting time and location. This hike is moderately strenuous due to boulder-hopping, and is only open to experienced hikers. Hike may be changed due to high water in the canyon.

This beautiful off-trail hike begins with an easy walk down Badger Springs Wash to access the Agua Fria Canyon. After viewing petroglyphs on a canyon wall, we’ll begin hiking and boulder-hopping down the canyon. Our route is a sandy riverbed studded with large granite boulders and lined with 200 foot high rock walls. This time of year, the riverbed is usually dry, allowing hikers to travel several miles down the canyon. However, be prepared for water crossings.

Wear sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, and a light jacket. Hiking sticks are strongly recommended. Bring snacks, lunch, and plenty of water.

Cost to non-members is $5.