President Throdore Roosevelt declared Tonto as a national monument in 1907. It was expanded to its current size of 1120 acres in 1937.

The staff at Tonto National Monument are commited to preserving the prehistoric cliff dwellings and the surrounding area for the enjoyment of this and future generations. We work closely with federal, state, local, tribal, and private partners to monitor and protect the monument's natural and cultural histroy. Help us preserve Tonto National Monument by becoming familiar with some of the rule and regulations that are important to a safe and enjoyable visit.


Management Plans

Tonto National Monument's Foundation Document was completed in 2017. Its purpose is to clearly describe specific resource conditions and visitor experiences throughout the park, and to identify the kinds of management, use, and development that will be appropriate in achieving and maintaining those condtions.

Tonto National Monument's Fire Management Plan

Laws & Policies

Compendium of Regulations

Laws and regulations applying specifically to Tonto National Monument, including designations, closures, and other restrictions.
Superintendent's Compedium, last updated January 1, 2019 (PDF)

Firearms Information

February 22, 2010- Under federal law, people who can legally posess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws may posess firearms in the park. It is the responsibility of the visitor to understand and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local lways before entering the park.Federal law prohibits firearms in various facilities throughout the park; these places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

For more information, call us at (928) 467-2241.

Unmanned Aircraft Policy

Special Use Permits

Certain activities occuring in the park may require a Special Use Permit. Contact us at (928) 467-2241 with questions and for additional information.

Enabling Legislation

Establishment: Proclamation (No. 787) of December 19, 1907
Expansion: Proclamation (No. 2230) of April 1, 1937

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Department of the Interior FOIA regulations, instructions, general information, and contact information can be found of the Department of the Interor's FOIA page.

Your Dollars at Work

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (2004) allows the government to charge a fee for recreation use of public lands. The recreation fee program is a program by which fees paid by visitors to certain federal recreation sites are retained by the collecting site and used to improve the quality of the visitor experience at that site.

Last updated: February 2, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26260 N AZ Hwy 188 Lot 2
Roosevelt, AZ 85545


(928) 467-2241

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