Monarch Wash Directions
Take 1-17 north to Carefree Highway (ST. Route 74). Take a left and follow the road for about 30 miles. About .8tenths of a mile past mile marker 2 turn right onto Castle Hot Springs Rd. Cross over the cattle guard and set your trip meter to 0.00.
|2.5 miles||Turn Left|
|5.9 miles||Drop into San Domingo Wash N 33* 55' 95" W 112* 36' 70"and take The road across the wash.|
|6.1 miles||Stay Left|
|6.5 miles||Drop into wash, go right or up the wash|
|6.8 miles||Turn Left out of the wash|
|9.0 miles||Come to a wash with a tree on the left in the middle of the wash. N 33* 57' 99" w 112* 37" 19" continue straignt|
|11.1 miles||Turn right, almost a u-turn.|
|12.1 miles||Windmill on the right.|
|13.0 miles||Drop into wash, turn left.|
|14.0 miles||Road on the right, stay in wash, will take that road on the way back.|
|14.1 miles||Mill foundation on the left. N 33* 59" 96" W 112* 36" 19"|
To the next area
|.2 miles||Turn Left|
|.3 miles||The road on the left will take you up on to a ridge|
|1.1 miles||Turn Left|
|1.2miles||Continue across the wash.|
|1.3 miles||Road on the right will take you back to San Domingo Wash. But there is one bad section requiring a lifted vehicle.|
|1.6 miles||Foundation and shaft on the left. Look for the hidden tunnel on the right.
N 33* 59" 15" W 112* 35' 70"
As you continue up the road there will be more mines and digs.
You can also drive up the wash below the foundation at mile 1.2.
You can go back the way you came.
Or you can take the right at mile 1.3.
Also you can take the wash south by going straigh at mile 1.1. This is the wash with the tree in the middle at mile 9.0