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 87Take 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 60Take 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 77Take 77 north toward Globe. Turn left at the Highway 60 intersection toward Globe. After passing through Globe turn Right onto State Highway 188 heading northwest. Continue 25 miles to Tonto National Monument on the left.
From Flagstaff through PaysonTake 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 currently drive bewteen Phoenix and Tonto National Monument on this road.
This road is very windy and long stretches are unpaved. Also called State Route 88, the road leaves from Apache Junction. It is 47 miles of very scenic narrow roads to State High 188. Turn right and follow for two miles to Tonto National Monument on the right. Allow at least 2 ½ hours for this drive. This route is not recommended for vehicles with trailers or with very low ground clearance.
Last updated: April 12, 2020