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Agua Fria National Monument

A short 40-mile drive north of Phoenix puts you on a mesa above a canyon cut by the Agua Fria River. Explore prehistoric sites, hunt big game, or view vistas from an OHV.

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Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

This national conservation area contains an extensive riparian ecosystem abounding with a diverse plant and animal community. The canyon’s sandy, cottonwood-lined beaches remain cool year-round, and the Gila Conglomerate Cliffs tower 1,000’ above the Gila River.

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Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

The monument's remote lands offer deep canyons, mountains, and lonely buttes. It is also has an International Dark Sky designation, making it a draw for scientists and eco-tourists.

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Ironwood Forest National Monument

The Monument takes its name from one of the longest living trees in the Arizona desert. The magnificent Ragged Top Mountain is the Monument's biological and geological crown jewel.

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Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

Rolling grasslands, woodlands, and lush riparian habitat are protected here. The perennial-flowing Cienega Creek is the area's lifeblood. The national conservation area encompasses Empire Ranch, with its historic buildings dating from the 19th century.

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San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

One of the most important riparian areas in the United States, where some 40 miles of the upper San Pedro River runs through the Chihuahuan Desert and the Sonoran Desert in southeastern Arizona. Look for the remains of a Spanish fortress. See where North America's earliest people lived. Enjoy a variety of mammals, native fish species, amphibians and reptiles, and breeding birds, supported by this critical riparian area.

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Sonoran Desert National Monument

The Monument, part of one of the most biologically diverse deserts in North America, has extensive saguaro cactus forests and a diverse plant community. See evidence of four historic trails from a designated OHV trail.

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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Located on the Colorado Plateau, the Monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau and Coyote Buttes vistas, to the majestic Vermilion Cliffs, and Paria Canyon.