• Lower Cliff Dwelling

    Tonto

    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.

Who Am I

Many people think that animals cannot survive in a desert. This is not true - Tonto National Monument has at least 6 species of amphibians, 32 species of reptiles, 26 species of land mammals, and over a dozen species of bats.

All the tracks pictured are from animals you might see here. Read the information, guess who made the tracks, then click on the link to see if you are right.
 
mystery animal track #1

mystery animal track #1

I am a cat. I have a short tail. Who am I?

a weasel
a bobcat
a coyote
a badger

 
mystery animal track #2

mystery animal track #2

I look like a pig. I like to eat prickly pear cactus. Who am I?

a warthog
a deer
a javelina
a sheep

 
mystery animal track #3

mystery animal track #3

I look like a dog. I howl at the moon. In cartoons, I chase roadrunners. Who am I?

a coyote
a fox
a wolf
a German Shepherd
 
mystery animal track #4

mystery animal track #4

I am a large cat. I have a long tail. My fur is mostly brown. Who am I?

a tiger
a mountain lion
an African lion
a jaguar
 

Did You Know?

old photo of the Lower Cliff Dwellings

The first known written record of the cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument dates from 1880. Archeologist Adolph Bandelier visited the dwellings in 1883, and said they were some of the best preserved he had ever seen. More...