Canyons of the Agua Fria

April 2012
Natural History;Apr2012, Vol. 120 Issue 4, p38
The article discusses Arizona's Agua Fria River canyons and National Monument area, as well as its mesas and plant life. The area north of Phoenix, Arizona contains many archeological sites, including those from approximately 1200 AD where early inhabitants formed villages, built homes and grew crops. Yavapai Indians later occupied the area. Indigenous animals to the area include black bear, roadrunners, and rattlesnakes. Additional information is given about its Tonto National Forest, the Perry Mesa, and the Black Mesa where visitors can register to tour the site.


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