Plan Your Visit

Come Explore a National Treasure!

Visiting Tonto National Monument provides a place to explore and learn about a unique part of America's heritage.

Open daily all year from 8 am to 5 pm (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 all year long. It is a steep 1/2 mile walk uphill on a paved path. When you arrive, check in at the visitor center, and start hiking before 4 pm. Hiking to the Lower Cliff Dwelling is about one hour round trip.

Upper Cliff Dwelling

Visiting the Upper Cliff Dwelling is by guided tour only and takes 3 to 4 hours. Tours are offered every weekend November thru April. To make a reservation, you must call (928) 467-2241. Space and number of tours are limited because of 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 through the bookstore, operated by Western National Parks Association.

 

Additional Information

Entrance Fees

Tonto National Monument charges $5 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

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.

Safety

Be prepared and be aware! Before visiting, please read and review the Safety Information page.

Accessibility

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26260 N AZ Hwy 188 Lot 2
Roosevelt, AZ 85545

Phone:

(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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