• Lower Cliff Dwelling


    National Monument Arizona

Park Planning

The National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 tasked the National Park Service to prepare General Management Plans for all national park units. The purpose of the General Management Plan is:

1) To clearly describe specific resource conditions and visitor experiences in various management units throughout the park and

2) To identify the kinds of management, use, and development that will be appropriate to achieving and maintaining those conditions.

Tonto National Monument's General Management Plan was completed in 2003. This is a very large PDF file.

Did You Know?

hillside with wildflowers

Spring can be a very colorful season at Tonto National Monument, but when will the wildflowers bloom? Rain is needed throughout the winter, and warm days are a good indicator of a full bloom ahead. If you miss the peak flowering season, remember that you’ve also missed the peak crowds. More...