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.
These are only a few of the activities available. Visit http://recreation.gov for recreational information for all Federal agencies.
The Apache Trail
The shortest route from Tonto National Monument to Phoenix is the 47-mile Apache Trail, with 22 miles of gravel road winding down, up, and around rugged canyons.
This road is suitable for family cars and small recreational vehicles. Since you may have to back up, towing a trailer is not recommended. Bridges and a few other places are not wide enough for two cars to meet.
Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park
At Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park in Globe, Arizona, visitors can walk through a 700-year-old pueblo and view numerous artifacts in the museum. Besh-Ba-Gowah has one of the largest single site archaeological collections in the southwest and is one of the largest and most complex of the Salado communities.
used by permission of Beth Morgan
Did You Know?
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...