Bathrooms are available at the trailheads. Bring water and snacks for the trail. Pets are not allowed. Arrive 15 minutes before start of walk.
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy: Return to Azatlan Educational Hike
Azatlan is the contemporary archaeological name given to a large Hohokam community that existed north of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation and east of Rio Verde.
Join PastFinders experts for a hike through one of the largest archaeological sites in central Arizona, which lies right next door to the Preserve along the Verde River. The hike will include visits to the ancient ‘ball courts’ used by the native peoples, traces of their canals and other evidence of their civilization.
This is a slow-paced hike with no shade. It is a limited attendance hike and reservations are absolutely required. If interested, send an email to Hike-Bike@McDowellSonoran.org. Do not sign up at Meetup or other media sites and no guests without registration.
Meeting location will be emailed to registered participants a week before the hike.
Skill level: Moderate
Distance: ~4 miles
Time: ~4 hours
- Audience: Adult, Teen
- Genre: Arts, Culture & Social Science, Field Sciences
- Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Presentation