Guided Tours

Upper Cliff Dwelling
Call us to make a reservation for an Upper Cliff Dwelling tour!

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Guided Tours to the Upper Cliff Dwelling

Tours are offered to the Upper Cliff Dwelling November thru April, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please call (928) 467- 2241 to check availablity and make reservations; space is limited. Reservations open October 1st for the season.

Reservations are limited to six (6) individuals per group; for groups larger than 6, please make multiple reservations. This hike is not recommended for children 7 years and younger.

The trail to the Upper Cliff Dwelling is 3 miles (4.8 km) roundtrip and takes about 3 to 4 hours. The tour begins promptly at 10:00 am; please check in at the Visitor Center by 9:45 am.

The trail gains 600 feet in elevation and has several rocky, uneven steps. Wear good, closed-toed shoes and bring hiking poles if desired. Water is required and snacks are encouraged.


Upper Cliff Dwelling Tour Details

The Upper Cliff Dwelling is accessible by guided tour only. Tours are offered November thru April, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday starting at 10:00 am.

Make sure all hikers are prepared with good shoes, proper clothing, food, and water. This hike is designed for those who hike on a regular basis. Please reconsider if you have any serious health problems that may limit ability to finish this hike.

During the hike, park staff will stop several times to offer insights about the the Sonoran Desert ecosystem and the prehistoric people that called it home.

The Upper Cliff Dwelling is a sensitive backcountry site. Smaller numbers help to reduce impace, but please remember to tread lightly. Leave everything the way you find it. All artifacts, rocks, and plants are protected and may not be removed or damaged in the National Monument. Learn more about the Upper Cliff Dwelling.

Pets are not allowed on the Upper Cliff Dwelling trail or in the Upper Cliff Dwelling. Be aware that this hike may be cancelled at any time for safety reasons. Call (928) 467-2241 with any questions and for avaliablity of reservations.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26260 N AZ Hwy 188 Lot 2
Roosevelt, AZ 85545


(928) 467-2241
Please call if you have any question on Tonto National Monument or the cliff dwellings. Call to check availability and book a guided tour for the Upper Cliff Dwelling (November through April).

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