Standard (Tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Pets Allowed
About 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.

Fee Info
None
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No Pull-Through Sites
Location
Badger Springs Trailhead is located in Arizona
Latitude
34.2314 N
Longitude
-112.1001 W
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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.
1 Review of Badger Springs Trailhead
First to Review
Free BLM dispersed camping

This is a good boondocking spot if you’re driving along the I-17. We spent one night here. The freeway is close enough to here in the background but far enough that you can easily fall asleep. There are a couple vault toilets when you pull off the pavement. A few other vehicles were camping in the area. We had good AT&T / Verizon service in the area.

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