• Lower Cliff Dwelling


    National Monument Arizona

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  • Visitor Center is closed

    The Visitor Center and bookstore will be closed for several weeks for construction. A temporary Visitor Center will be set up in the parking lot. The trail to the Lower Cliff Dwelling will be open during this period. No entrance fees will be collected.

Park Fun

Life in the Desert - Learn about some of the things that made life possible for the people who lived in the cliff dwellings.

Online Alphabet - print out the page and see how many of the words you can find, or click the link to view a video alphabet of Tonto National Monument.

Who Am I? - try to figure out what animal made the tracks.

Word Search - read the story and try to find the underlined words.

Did You Know?

snow in the desert

Tonto National Monument averages 15" of rain annually. Snow is a rare occurrence, but as long as temperatures remain above freezing, the saguaros don't seem to mind!