• 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.

Multimedia Presentations

Tonto Polychrome bowl

Tonto Polychrome bowl

NPS Photo

Experience the monument with audio and video. It's the next best thing to visiting in person!

Tonto National Monument Virtual Museum

whitetailed deer

white-tail doe

NPS Photo

Seasons of the Sonoran Desert






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.