Come Explore a National Treasure!
Tonto National Monument provides a place to explore and learn about a unique part of America's heritage.
Open daily all year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed December 25). For more information visit the Hours & Seasons page.
For information on getting to Tonto National Monument, visit the Directions page.
For information about Ranger programs and special events, visit the Calendar page.
Lower Cliff Dwelling
The Lower Cliff Dwelling is open year-round. It is a steep 0.5 mile walk uphill on a paved path. When you arrive, check in at the Visitor Center, and start your hike before 4:00 p.m. During the months of June, July and August, start your hike before 12:00 p.m (noon). Hiking to the Lower Cliff Dwelling is about one hour round-trip.
Upper Cliff Dwelling
Visiting the Upper Cliff Dwelling is accessible by guided tour only. The tour takes 3 to 4 hours. Tours are offered every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from January through April. To make a reservation, you must call (928)467-2241. Space and number of tours are limited due to the sensitivity of this site. For more information, visit the Guided Tours page.
Visitor Center and Museum
The Visitor Center offers a great introduction to the people and way of life that occupied this place 700 years ago. Explore the newly remodeled museum and replica room, watch the 18 minute park film, and browse throughout the bookstore, operated by Western National Parks Association.
Tonto National Monument charges $10 per person. Children under 16 are free. All Federal Passes (Annual, Senior, Access, Military, Fourth Grade, Volunteer) are accepted. Visit the Fees and Passes page or the Special Use Permits page for more information.
Pets are allowed on the Lower Cliff Dwelling trail and must be leashed at all time. Pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center or in the Lower Cliff Dwelling itself. It is illegal to leave your pet in the car. Even during mild temperatures, the inside of cars may become very hot while sitting in the sun. It is illegal to leave a car idling in the parking lot. For more information, visit the Pets page.
Be prepared and be aware! Before visiting, please read and review the Safety Information page.
The Visitor Center, museum, replica room, bookstore, and picnic area all meet accessibility standards for people with mobility issues. The trails to the cliff dwellings are steeply graded and do not meet accessibility standards. For more information, visit the Accessibility page.
To complete your day, check out the nearby attractions. This includes the Apache Trail (Highway 88), Roosevelt Dam, Tonto National Forest Visitor Center, Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park, Bullion Plaza Museum, Rim County Museums and Zane Grey Cabin, and Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. For more information, visit the Nearby Attractions page.
Last updated: September 28, 2019