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Tonto National Monument

HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
+1 520-467-2241
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Excellent cave ruins

Visited this site early May, 2017. The ruins are in good shape visually and exciting to see and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bellvue, Colorado
Friendliest staff, amazing views

We have been to many national parks and monuments (we have recently become obsessed with getting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“paved path” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
+1 520-467-2241

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 11 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 17 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
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Tonto lets you right up into the ruin, unlike montezuma's castle that you can only view from below. The path to the ruin is up hill all the way but they wind it and there is plenty of eye candy and signs to keep you...More

Thank tradIndy
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This cliff dwelling is uphill from nearby Roosevelt Lake, and there are great views of the lake all the up the trial from the visitor center. I am 71, take anti-hypertensive medication, and am in good but not excellent physical shape. It took me about...More

Thank Robert D
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Hi there, do you remember what times are the guided tours of the upper cliff dwelling and how long it took? Thanks!
7 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
I have a very short weekend in Scottsdale, but think I would be remiss if I didn't at least try and see Tonto National Forest, or any of the surrounding beautiful areas. Any suggestions or recommendations on where in Tonto would be best to explore/see? I'm spending some time at the Taliesin West Saturday morning, and leaving Sunday evening so not a ton of time, unfortunately.
18 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
Would driving a motor home be dificult to drive on the dirt road?
19 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