Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt

#66 of 194 in Nature in Arizona
Lower Cliff Dwelling trail closes to uphill travel at 4:00 p.m. from September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

Closed Christmas Day.

Entrance Fee: $5 per adult; children under 16 years of age free.
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  • 4.5 stars (.5 off just because it's so out of the way!) Tonto National Monument is a place where an ancient people turned a huge cave into a dwelling fit for a village. To get there, first drive up a ...  more »
  • The walk to the cliff dwellings was short but a bit steep, very doable, just take water with you. The view from the top is really lovely, we appreciated seeing the many variety of cactus along the tra...  more »
  • The gate at the entrance was only slightly open but we were able to manually open it enough to get the vehicle through. We reported it at the visitor's center & someone went to fix it right away. The trails were not open due to recent fires, that is understandable but the 30 minute video that was supposed to be available did not work. Otherwise I would have given it another star.
  • This was a beautiful place to see. The views we're magnificent! Remember to wear good walking shoes. The walk is paved but it is up hill. There are benches along the way. The gift shop is quaint and there are bathrooms. The pathway to the ruins is closed after 12 pm since it gets hot quick. You are allowed to walk around the ruins but don't touch the walls. There is a guide at the top for questions.

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