• Lower Cliff Dwelling


    National Monument Arizona

For Kids

Tonto National Monument offers a variety of wonderful opportunities for children to learn about the archeological and natural resources of the area.

Check our calendar of events for talks, tours, and special activities that might be scheduled during your visit. Also be sure to check out our virtual tour.

We also have Junior Ranger and Junior Web Ranger programs for children ages 6 - 14.

Check the Park Fun page for activities to help your child learn about Tonto National Monument. More activities will be added from time to time.

Did You Know?

crested saguaro

Tonto National Monument is home to a crested saguaro. Botanists disagree as to why some saguaros grow in this unusual form. Some speculate that it is a genetic mutation. Others say it is the result of lightning or freeze damage. About one in 150,000 saguaros develop this unusual growth.