(nr Bumble Bee AZ)
The Badger Springs Trail in the Agua Fría National Monument is an easy hike into a small canyon. It more or less follows a wash for about one mile and ends at the Agua Fría River. The wash is created by the spring, but I didn’t see it.
Plenty of vegetation and rocks were seen; but no critters. Large boulders were everywhere; and, especially along the river. Lots of greenery by the river, but not much water. The scenery was not as grand as other places. But, it was still a pleasant hike.
Pueblo la Plata ruins and native rock art are also in the monument. They are located in the Bloody Basin area about 10 miles down gravel and dirt roads; so, I didn’t visit them.
I boondock camped along the road for a few days to take advantage of the moderate temperatures.
Camp: BLM-Badger Springs Rd boondock
Scene: River, hills, rocks, trail