Badger Springs Trailhead

Address:

Hassayampa Field Office 21605 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027

Latitude/Longitude:
34.231407, -112.100134
Directions:

From Interstate 17, north of Phoenix, Arizona, take exit #256, the Badger Springs exit. Follow the rough, sometimes muddy gravel road for approximately one mile east to the trailhead parking area.

Fee Description:

None

CAMPING
HIKING
HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
HORSEBACK RIDING
HUNTING
PHOTOGRAPHY
WILDLIFE VIEWING

Badger Springs Trailhead

Badger Springs offers a short trail for non-motorized users within the Agua Fria National Monument. The trail leads down the Badger Springs Wash to the Agua Fria River canyon, an area rich in archaeological resources. The confluence of Badger Springs and the Agua Fria is the location of a fantastic panel of petroglyphs. At the confluence, hikers can travel either upstream or downstream to explore this high desert canyon. Most years the river flows through early summer. Mule deer, white-tail deer, javelina and coyotes roam the area.