Tonto National Monument Kicks off National Park Week with Ranger-led Programs

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Date: April 3, 2017
Contact: Hilary Clark, (928) 467-2241

Roosevelt, AZ - Join us for programs and special events as we kick off National Park Week and celebrate Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day. During National Park Week, no entrance fees will be charged during the weekends of April 15-16 and April 22-23. In addition, a 15% discount is offered by Western National Parks Association on Saturday, April 15 and April 22 on all bookstore items at the Visitor Center. 

  • Winging it: April 13th, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Join park rangers for a bird count and learn about the unique birds that call Tonto home and those who are "passing through." Park admission fees apply. 
  • Junior Ranger Day: April 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
    Hey Kids, It's Junior Ranger Day! Enjoy festivities for the entire family.
    • 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Pinch Pot Table
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Family-friendly Ranger-led Hike to the Lower Cliff Dwelling
    • 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Introduction to Weaving
    • 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Mini Ranger Story Time
  • Earth Day: April 22nd, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join a park ranger for a special program that will begin with a short tour of the museum, followed by a trip to the riparian area, and a hike to the Lower Cliff Dwelling. The presentation will compare how the Salado and the National Park Service use the landscape in sustainable ways, and what lessons we can learn by studying the past. Please bring at least a liter of water, snacks, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen. This hike will be limited to 25 people, call (928) 467-2241 to reserve a spot.
    Throughout the day, learn about the wildlife of Tonto at our touch table, participate in a nature scavenger hunt, and let your creative juices flow at the recycled arts and crafts station. 
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 archaeological preservation movement in America. The Monument is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for December 25. Directions and additional information are available on the Monument's website,, 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

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Last updated: April 7, 2017

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26260 N AZ Hwy 188 Lot 2
Roosevelt, AZ 85545


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