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Tonto National Monument

HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
+1 520-467-2241
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arizona history

only one hour and a half from fountain hills. Nice little 1/2 mile hike up from the center. Take... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chandler, Arizona
Definitely make this a must do...but up a steep, paved walkway..

Traveling past and saw the sign for "cliff dwelling" and pulled off and were ever so glad we did... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Avon, Connecticut
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Reservations are required to visit the ruins of Salado cliff dwellings.
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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
+1 520-467-2241

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Reviewed 2 days ago

only one hour and a half from fountain hills. Nice little 1/2 mile hike up from the center. Take water and do it in the morning. Great view of the lake. Ranger at the dwellings gives you facts and answers questions about cliff dwellings. Gives...More

Thank edyeager
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Traveling past and saw the sign for "cliff dwelling" and pulled off and were ever so glad we did. Paid $5/person fee (good for 7 days) for entrance to a small museum, introductory film and cliff dwelling. Be aware the cliff dwelling is up a...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Visited this site early May, 2017. The ruins are in good shape visually and exciting to see and photograph. It is a one half mile steep walk to the ruins but worth the effort. You will see multiple rooms within the structure, Take water, it...More

Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We have been to many national parks and monuments (we have recently become obsessed with getting passport stamps in our national park passport). We came here on our recent trip to Arizona. We were blown away with how friendly everyone was. The lady at the...More

Thank Oriley2013
Reviewed 13 May 2017

A surprise find. Pulled in to a nice visitors center with good rangers. Half mile hike to lower ruin, paved, take water if hot,,350 foot climb. A great cliff dwelling, well restored. Worth the stop..

Thank jmes h
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A decent little hike up hill will lead you to well-preserved cliff dwellings which were occupied by the Salado during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries. We passed people of all ages and fitness levels on the hike. There are plenty of rest areas...More

Thank Firegirl509
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We planned a day trip to Globe (it isn't worth it). Luckily we saw the road signs for this and looked it up. The drive there is pretty scenic. Luckily we stopped at a vista point along the way. We thought it was to look...More

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Tonto National Monument is a special place. The hillsides are covered with Saguaro and other desert vegetation. There are 2 cliff dwelling hikes. One can be taken from the visitor center. The other is a guided hike to the upper cliff dwelling. We took the...More

2  Thank CKT808
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The entire staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The tour was about 4 hours in length and about 3 miles. Our guide, Shannon, did a great job of explaining plants, history, and details about the different cultures in addition to an in depth understanding of...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on a family getaway and absolutely loved it! There is an invigorating hike to start your trek up to the lower cliff dwellings, but it is well worth it. The views are amazing and volunteer guide at the top told us so...More

Thank Andy L
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6 April 2016|
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Response from Joan T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry I am not sure at all. I think your best answer would be to call. The site states Upper Cliff Dwelling tours are from November through April. Have a great time when you go!
Gisele A
17 April 2015|
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Response from photogmark | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is a pretty cool place to see. It is a long drive though, the round trip with a short excursion eats up a lot of time. The rock formations on the drive in is incredible. the towns have some interesting stores but you... More
Brooke M
18 December 2014|
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Response from SueinSalem | Reviewed this property |
It would not be a good way to go at all - hairpin turns, narrow roads, steep grades - Take the south route which is all paved and gets you there safely and comfortably. We were in a 4-wheel drive tall truck and it was slow... More