Agua Caliente Road

3.3/5 (8 reviews)
Located close to the southwest Phoenix Valley, Agua Caliente Road is a comfortable drive through the Lower Sonoran Desert that travels roughly 40-miles between Buckeye and the old town of Agua Caliente. Once you travel a few miles in, the remote desert experience takes hold, providing views of the ...Read More
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Highlights of Agua Caliente Road

Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Overland Category IconOverland
Highest Elevation
1518 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Agua Caliente
Nearest Town
Buckeye
Nearest Services
Buckeye
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Lower Sonoran Field Office

Overview

Located close to the southwest Phoenix Valley, Agua Caliente Road is a comfortable drive through the Lower Sonoran Desert that travels roughly 40-miles between Buckeye and the old town of Agua Caliente. Once you travel a few miles in, the remote desert experience takes hold, providing views of the Gila Mountains, Fourth of July Butte, Cortez Peak, and Yellow Medicine Butte, and all the while peppered with Saguaro and Palo Verde. Years ago, this area was so remote that a location named "Sundad" was built to house patients with Tuberculosis - they wanted to keep the contagion as far from the population as possible. Today, Sundad only has foundations left but is a must-do side trip offering some of the more unique desert art and homages in all of Arizona.

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86 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
8 Community Reviews
1 Video
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