Tonto National Monument
Average Driving Time
Globe/ Miami- 30 minutes
Winter snowstorms in the mountains may cause icy conditions. Heavy summer rains may cause flash floods throughout Arizona. Many routes pass through high elevations on windy roads with steep drop offs. Before traveling, it is recommended you check current driving conditions to Tonto National Monument.
Recommended Routes to Tonto National Monument
From Phoenix Metro Area via State Highway 87
Take 87 north toward Payson. Turn right on State Highway 188 heading southeast. Continue 39 miles to Tonto National Monument on the right. This way is closer for people traveling from Scottsdale or Fountain Hills.
From Phoenix Metro Area via State Highway 60
Take 60 east toward Globe. Turn left on State Highway 188 heading northwest. Continue 25 miles to Tonto National Monument on the left. This way is closer for people traveling from Mesa or Casa Grande.
From Tucson via State Highway 77
Take 77 north toward Globe. Turn left at the Highway 60 intersection toward Globe. After passing through Globe turn right on State Highway 188 heading northwest. Continue 25 miles to Tonto National Monument on the left.
From Flagstaff through Payson
Take Lake Mary Road for 55 miles to State Highway 87. Follow 87 south through Payson to State Highway 188. Turn left heading southeast. Follow 188 for 39 miles to Tonto National Monument on the right.
From Phoenix Metro Area via the Apache Trail (Closed)
The Apache Trail is currently closed between NF-213 and NF-79. You can not drive between Phoenix and Tonto National Monument on this road.
Last updated: October 20, 2020