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Tonto National Monument

HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
+1 520-467-2241
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One of the best stops we made

We LOVED the Tonto National Monument. The hike up to it is STEEEEP, and utilize those benches, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracey B
Plainfield, Illinois, United States
Pretty neat

Its a short hike up to see the cliff dwelling. Take the time to read the info on the way up, you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Stonington, Connecticut
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Reservations are required to visit the ruins of Salado cliff dwellings.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cliff dwellings” (35 reviews)
“paved path” (11 reviews)
“visitor center” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
+1 520-467-2241

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We LOVED the Tonto National Monument. The hike up to it is STEEEEP, and utilize those benches, but it was so worth it to be able to walk through the actual rooms of the ancient cliff dwellings. Not a hike up for anyone with a...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a short hike up to see the cliff dwelling. Take the time to read the info on the way up, you learn a little about what you are about to see and it gives you a quick breather as you make your way up...More

Thank TD44_TA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start your ascent early - the path is steep and the sun is hot! It takes around a half hour to reach the lower cave dwelling. The view is worth the climb! This may be a bit difficult for children or elderly.

1  Thank MB A
Reviewed 15 October 2017

You have to really make an effort to visit these impressive Native American ruins. We actually tacked this tour onto the end of a drive up the Apache Trail (from Apache Junction to Roosevelt Lake); it is only about 5 miles east on AZ 188...More

Thank Carolyn_B_27312
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Most cliff dwellings in Arizona we have visited must be viewed from a distance. This one you can enter and walk around and see up close. The hike up to the lower dwelling is steep - might only be half a mile but we were...More

1  Thank nichpr
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Just couple of miles from Roosevelt, amazing piece of history. They have visitor center on the site and the climb to the ruins takes about 15-20 minutes. You can get guided tours as well but there is aldo a Ranger at the yop who will...More

Thank trueRoamer
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Gorgeous, amazing classic Arizona Sonora-type desert scape (saguaro, Ocotillo, palo verde, chollo, ) GO AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, the desert plants an unexpected trip highlight. Clearly,in the desert, EXTRA extra important to carry - AND DRINK- water, an air conditioned car such a luxury, important...More

Thank LauraHav
Reviewed 25 July 2017

only one hour and a half from fountain hills. Nice little 1/2 mile hike up from the center. Take water and do it in the morning. Great view of the lake. Ranger at the dwellings gives you facts and answers questions about cliff dwellings. Gives...More

Thank edyeager
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Traveling past and saw the sign for "cliff dwelling" and pulled off and were ever so glad we did. Paid $5/person fee (good for 7 days) for entrance to a small museum, introductory film and cliff dwelling. Be aware the cliff dwelling is up a...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Visited this site early May, 2017. The ruins are in good shape visually and exciting to see and photograph. It is a one half mile steep walk to the ruins but worth the effort. You will see multiple rooms within the structure, Take water, it...More

Thank Poudre1
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7 April 2016|
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Response from Joan T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry I am not sure at all. I think your best answer would be to call. The site states Upper Cliff Dwelling tours are from November through April. Have a great time when you go!
Gisele A
18 April 2015|
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Response from photogmark | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is a pretty cool place to see. It is a long drive though, the round trip with a short excursion eats up a lot of time. The rock formations on the drive in is incredible. the towns have some interesting stores but you... More
Brooke M
19 December 2014|
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Response from SueinSalem | Reviewed this property |
It would not be a good way to go at all - hairpin turns, narrow roads, steep grades - Take the south route which is all paved and gets you there safely and comfortably. We were in a 4-wheel drive tall truck and it was slow... More