FR 593 Aqua Fria

Black Canyon City, Arizona (Yavapai County)

Last Updated: 06/25/2021
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Aqua Fria National Monument has numerous well-preserved ruin sites however, some of the most accessible sites for 4x4's are in the nearby Tonto National Forest. FR593 is one of the easiest trails offering two naturally preserved Native American ruin sites right along the side of the trail. The stone structure network, is all that is left of what was once a substantial agrarian community. This semi-desert region just an hour north of Phoenix, offers one of the most significant systems of prehistoric sites in the American Southwest. The area is large, give yourself the entire day to explore this unique part of the southwest. The numerous trails in the region offer countless points to walk among the ruins and search the nearby rocks for petroglyphs. There are hundreds of examples of this ancient art work spread throughout the monument region. Look along cliffs or even on stray rocks in the meadows. Please do not disturb or alter these precious artifacts to ensure they remain for generations to come.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Travel east on FR593. There is a campsite and fire ring at the intersection. Trees are very scarce in the region, please bring in your firewood.

Directions to Trailhead

Take Bloody Basin Road until you reach Waypoint 15, the intersection with 9014. Head south on 9014 until Waypoint 5, turning east on FR593.



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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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