• 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.

Gray Fox

gray fox

Gray Fox

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Gray Fox
Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Body length: 21 - 29"
Diet: Rodents, birds, eggs, fruits, and nuts

Shy and elusive, gray foxes are not often seen at Tonto National Monument. However, they may be common. Look for their small dog-like tracks, approximately two inches long, along trails and throughout the Monument.

The diet of gray fox in western states is varied, and includes prickly pear fruit, insects and other arthropods, small mammals, carrion, reptiles, birds, juniper berries, and acorns. They are most active at night, retreating to rock outcrops, hollow trees, and underground burrows during the day.

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western diamondback rattlesnake

Tonto National Monument is home to at least 160 species of birds, 6 species of amphibians, 32 species of reptiles, 26 species of land mammals, and at least 14 species of bats. More...