Quintessential Arizona

The Salado Phenomena, 700 years ago, blended ideas of neighboring Native American cultures to emerge a unique and vibrant society. Tonto National Monument showcases two Salado-style cliff dwellings. Colorful pottery, woven cotton cloth, and other artifacts tell a story of people living and using resources from the northern Sonoran Desert from 1250 to 1450 CE.

Ranger leads tour group up to a cliff dwelling

Book an Upper Cliff Dwelling Tour

Find out how to reserve a spot on the Upper Cliff Dwelling Tour. The tour is 3-4 hours long and is offered November through April.

Visitor center with a cliff dwelling above

Planning Your Visit to Tonto?

Find out more how to visit Tonto National Monument. Discover how to hike to the Upper or Lower Cliff Dwellings. See the new museum exhibit.

Lower Cliff Dwelling surrounded by a vegetated hillside.

Lower Cliff Dwelling

Learn about the Lower Cliff Dwelling before hiking the one mile trail from the Visitor Center.

Smoke above Tonto National Monument

Woodbury Fire 2019

The Woodbury Fire burned during the summer of 2019.

elf owl sitting in a tree

Deserts Provide Animals All They Need

Learn about how the deserts are home to many species of animals big and small.

Last updated: January 3, 2021

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Mailing Address:

26260 N AZ Hwy 188 Lot 2
Roosevelt, AZ 85545


(928) 467-2241

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