• 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. More »

Indoor Activities

The Visitor Center has a small museum with exhibits, a ranger-staffed front desk, a sales area, restrooms, and an 18-minute video program. These facilities are handicapped accessible.

Upstairs on the deck is a viewing platform and a large screen TV with an 18-minute program. This area is not handicapped accessible.

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...