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Tonto National Monument

Arizona

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Tonto National Monument - Roosevelt, Arizona
Tonto National Monument

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.

Tonto National Monument

Elevation:

2,830 feet

Kaleidoscope

Camping: None at the Park. Although there is no camping in Tonto National Monument, the surrounding Tonto National Forest operates numerous campgrounds. The Forest Service offers hundreds of sites for tent and RV camping all around Roosevelt Lake, many of which are within a 15 minute drive of the monument. 

FEE: For entry and/or camping.

Water: On-Site

The trails to the dwellings do not meet accessibility standards and are steeply graded. The Lower Cliff Dwelling trail is paved, but is steep and includes some steps. The Upper Dwelling is a backcountry trail, and is unpaved with many steps.

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Notes

Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins

National & State Parks

National & State Parks

Wildlife

Wildlife

Exploring

Exploring

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Hiking

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Cliff dwellings of the Salado communities dating from 1250–1450, plus a museum with artifacts.

Tonto National Monument - Roosevelt, Arizona

Arizona

Gila County

33°38'39.4"N 111°06'45.0"W

Arizona

26260 Arizona 188, Roosevelt, AZ