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.