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Contact: Hilary Clark, (928) 467-2241
Celebrate Heritage Days with Tonto National Monument in recognition of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month on March 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. This weekend's activities will include prehistoric technology demonstrations, Apache dancers, kids' activities, and representatives from the Tonto National Forest, Tucson Audubon, and more!
The Lower Cliff Dwelling will be open for self-guided hikes from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. with rangers available to answer questions. The Upper Cliff Dwelling, which normally requires a reservation, is open for self-guided hikes from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. In the interest of resource protection, the number of visitors who can enter the dwelling at one time will be limited to 20 people. Please plan to bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, and snacks. There are no food options or bottled water at the Monument. We have a water fill station to reduce waster, so please bring your own waterborne. Parking will be limited, especially for RVs and over-sized vehicles, so we encourage carpooling.
Tonto National Monument protects two cliff dwellings built by the Salado people over 700 years ago. Established as a national monument in 1907 by President Teddy Roosevelt, the cliff dwellings were part of the early archeological preservation movement in America. The Monument is open daily from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., except for December 25. Directions and additional information are available on the Monument's Webster, www.nps.gov/tont, or you may call 928-467-2241.
No camping is available at Tonto National Monument. The nearest camping is available at Windy Hill Campground in Tonto National Forest. For more information on camping visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/tont
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