• 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.

Nearby Attractions

These are only a few of the activities available. Visit http://recreation.gov for recreational information for all Federal agencies.

 
Fish Creek Canyon on the Apache Trail

Fish Creek on the Apache Trail

NPS Photo

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

Besh-Ba-Gowah

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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.

 
view of Roosevelt Lake

view of Roosevelt Lake

used by permission of Beth Morgan

Tonto National Forest

Tonto National Forest surrounds the monument and offers boating and fishing on Roosevelt Lake, trails, back roads, camping, hunting, and a visitor center with exhibits. The lake and dam provide electrical power and water for irrigation and recreation.

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...