• 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.

For Teachers

school group at the Lower Cliff Dwelling

School group at the Lower Cliff Dwelling

NPS Photo

School groups of all ages are welcome to visit Tonto National Monument. For information on available activities, click on the link.

Children under sixteen are admitted at no cost. Teachers and chaperones are waived from the $3 fee by filling out the fee waiver form.

We ask that reservations be made at least two weeks in advance. For reservations or more information, please call us at (928)467-2241 or e-mail us.

When you call to make a reservation, please have the following information ready:

  • School name and address
  • Contact person and phone number
  • Planned date and time of arrival
  • Number of students and grade level or age
  • Number of teachers/chaperones

To download an archeological site etiquette guide, trip guidelines, fee waiver guidelines, fee waiver application, or field trip application, click on the links.

Teachers can receive a 20% discount on most items in our bookstore. Just bring proper ID with you!

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...