Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt

4.8
#66 of 184 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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  • These cliff dwellings are testament to the many Indian cultures that occupied the Tonto Basin area hundreds of years ago. As many as 14 different native lines can trace their ancestry to these...  more »
  • Visiting this monument was a wonderful experience. The not-so-easy walk up to the lower cliff dwelling, was well worth the walk ! Just take your time. The view was incredible. I felt like I was...  more »
  • It was a tough climb over loose rocks, large rocks and tough terrain. Not sure the ruins was really worth the up and down effort. Great view tho.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Park just reopened from summer wildfires but staff were still very helpful. Will go back in a few months to hike to the cliff dwellings. Looks very interesting.
  • Another of Arizona's hidden but not so hidden gems, these ruins easy to walk to and stunning. Plus you have Roosevelt Lake right there as well as the upper Salt River so there is a lot to do nearby after seeing the ruins. Plenty of parking cool museum and lots of chances to see local wild life.
  • I was very fascinated as a kid seeing the history channel. It is better in real live time if you afford the extra time to go view.

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