• Lower Cliff Dwelling

    Tonto

    National Monument Arizona

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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. More »

Cactus Patch Trail Answer Sheet

CACTUS PATCH TRAIL ANSWER SHEET

CACTUS PATCH TRAIL:
Shade

CATCLAW ACACIA:
Pinole

AGAVE:
15 – 25

SAGUARO CACTUS:
Gila woodpecker

PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS:
Tuna; Javelina

CHAIN FRUIT CHOLLA:
Cactus wren

BARREL CACTUS:
Compass cactus

HEDGEHOG CACTUS:
Blooms first

DESERT CHRISTMAS CACTUS:
November - December

BUCKHORN CHOLLA:
Deer antlers

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.