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    Tonto

    National Monument Arizona

Directions

Considerations for Driving

Address for GPS

Tonto National Monument
26260 N. AZ Hwy 188
Roosevelt AZ 85545

Severe Weather

Winter snowstorms in the mountains may cause icy conditions. Summer heavy rains can cause flash floods throughout Arizona. Many roads pass through high elevations on windy roads with some steep grades.

Average Driving Time

Phoenix 2 Hours
Tucson 3 Hours
Flagstaff 3 Hours

See below for recommended routes from Arizona's major metro areas.

 

Tonto National Monument

How to get to Tonto National Monument.
 

Recommendations for Driving

From Phoenix Metro Area via State Highway 87

Take 87 north toward Payson. Turn right on State Highway 188 heading southeast. Continue 39 miles to Tonto National Monument on the right. This way is closer for people traveling from Scottsdale or Fountain Hills.

From Phoenix Metro Area via State Highway 60

Take 60 east toward Globe. Turn left on State Highway 188 heading northwest. Continue 25 miles to Tonto National Monument on the left. This was is closer for people traveling from Mesa or Casa Grande.

From Tucson via State Highway 77

Take 77 north toward Globe. Turn left at the Highway 60 intersection toward Globe. After passing through Globe turn Right onto State Highway 188 heading northwest. Continue 25 miles to Tonto National Monument on the left.

From Flagstaff through Payson

Take Lake Mary Road for 55 miles to State Highway 87. Follow 87 south through Payson to State Highway 188. Turn left heading southeast. Follow 188 for 39 miles to Tonto National Monument on the right.

From Phoenix Metro Area via the Apache Trail

This road is very windy and long stretches are unpaved. Also called State Route 88, the road leaves from Apache Junction. It is 47 miles of very scenic narrow roads to State High 188. Turn right and follow for two miles to Tonto National Monument on the right. Allow at least 2 ½ hours for this drive. This route is not recommended for vehicles with trailers or with very low ground clearance.

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