Badger Springs trail meanders down Badger Springs Wash to the Agua Fria River, 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, we will continue downstream to explore the high desert canyon. Mule deer, whitetail deer and javelina roam the area. This is an easy trek, about 40 minutes one way.
After viewing the petroglyphs, we will continue downstream. Expect to walk in the wash so bring footwear that can get wet. Depending on watershed in the months before, we might encounter soaking pools. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome on this trek.
Joe&Hans are also leading the Arcosanti Tour the next day so they are staying the weekend at the Cordes Junction RV Park. Why not make a weekend of it and do both the Wash Trek and the Arcosanti Tour or come up for the night before the Wash Trek or Arcosanti.
Information on nearby accommodations is below. See separate flyer for Arcosanti Tour.
There is no fee for the Wash Trek
You can register at DesertAdventures.org
If you register, please attend
There are 2 RV parks 9 miles north of the trail head
Quail Ridge - QuailRidgeRVPark.com - RV sites and tent camping
Cordes Junction - MotelRVPark.com - RV sites, 2 tent sites and motel
There are also guest rooms @ Arcosanti - Arcosanti.org
You are responsible for making your own accommodation reservations
Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at: WashTrek@ComputerComprehension.com
(text only) 602-708-9691 (text only)
From Phoenix, driving north on I-17, continue 4 miles north of Sunset Point Rest Stop to Badger Springs Rd., exit #256.
Turn right onto Badger Springs Rd. and drive less than a mile to the trailhead. Right before you reach the trailhead, you will see restrooms on the right.