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.
Things To Know Before You Come
New Firearms Law
Archeological Site Etiquette
Arizona contains some of the nation's - and indeed the world's - greatest archaeological sites. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this site etiquette guide that will facilitate an enjoyable visit for you, AND for others who follow you! This is a PDF document.
Parking lot has limited turning radius; vehicles longer than 30 feet and towing another vehicle experience difficulty negotiating the turn. Large vehicle parking is available 1/2 mile below visitor center at picnic area.
Spiders and Stinging Insects
Honeybees live in the caves and crevices along the trails. Wasps are more commonly encountered in the riparian area of the Upper Cliff Dwelling Trail. If you are allergic to insect stings, plan accordingly. Bees and wasps are attracted to sugar, so it is a good idea to carry water instead of sodas. For more information about dealing with bees, click on the link. This is a Word Document.
Reducing the effects of the Heat
* Slow down. Strenuous activities should be rescheduled to cooler parts of the day.
Did You Know?
One of the earliest known cotton farming communities, dating from approximately AD 100 - 600, is located near Tonto National Monument.