Agua Fria National Monument Hike

Date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Leaders: 
Joyce Morningstar - 480-788-9370
Rating: 
B LENGTH: 6+ mi ELEV GAIN: ~500 ft PACE: Medium

Contact the leader for meeting place and time details.

Due to boulder hopping, this hike is only open to experienced hikers. There will be considerable rock scrambling, which is why the hike is rated as it is. After admiring petroglyphs on a wall in Agua Fria Canyon, 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 multiple water crossings.

Wear sturdy hiking boots, a hat, and a light jacket. Bring hiking sticks, lunch and plenty of water. Hike could be canceled due to rain or high water. Call the hiker leader to confirm.

Cost to non-members is $5.