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Address: Cordes Junction, Cordes Lakes, AZ
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A new national park which has numerous prehistoric archeological sites.

A new national park which has numerous prehistoric archeological sites.

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Not much here.

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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
Peter W
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Mesquite, Nevada
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311 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 include this site in our itinerary but it turned out to be terribly disappointing. Firstly... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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, we just didn't know what they were. Definitely skip it...

Thank Shery211
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 of creating a National Monument and the not investing in even a basic road so... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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464 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 the poor road into the site. Phone communication with the outside world is not to... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the weather was mild and just right not to break a sweat too easily. Mostly... More 

4 Thank arun s
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

I've been here five times and going again this weekend. I love this place without water and with water, It's a easy, level hike and the payoff is worth it! It's not a very busy or well known site so you may not even cross paths with people on your way. Once you get there you will see some petroglyphs... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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160 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Wasn't quite sure what we'd find there, but we were returning to Phoenix from Montezuma Castle and Well, so we stopped by in our little rental car. Luckily the ground was dry so we could bump our way around on some of the dirt roads, but saw little point in stopping except to find a place to turn around and... More 

3 Thank jlrmac
Whiteriver, Arizona
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

We visited during our spring break rode trip. It was a great remote hike. We hiked down badger springs and drove down the bloody basin trail. My kids saw quail, birds, lizards and enjoyed the hike. We did not get to see the archeological site because we could not make it down the road the full way. We even saw... More 

1 Thank Feliznavidad4040
Houston, Texas
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95 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

This was a great short hike down a wash to the main river. The trail is about 2 miles of dirt road away from an I-17 turn-off. The dirt road requires slow travel, but is easily traveled even in a low clearance vehicle. The hike is a great way to quickly get to isolated desert scenery without having to travel... More 

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