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Address: HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Phone Number: +1 520-467-2241
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Reservations are required to visit the ruins of Salado cliff dwellings.

Reservations are required to visit the ruins of Salado cliff dwellings.

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Well preserved cliff dwellings!

When I learned that this was a half mile hike that quickly had a gain of 350 feet, I decided to not hike up, but when my husband saw some great views and encouraged me to just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I learned that this was a half mile hike that quickly had a gain of 350 feet, I decided to not hike up, but when my husband saw some great views and encouraged me to just walk up the trail "a little ways", I realized it wasn't that tough of a trail, it DID have amazing views, and as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, this is a fairly easy drive from Phoenix. It was a hour plus from Scottsdale, with no traffic and beautiful scenery. I made it a day trip. The HQ has lovely displays. One is a replica of a cliff dwelling so u can feel what it's like to be in a complete structure. Another is a set of how-to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two different cliff dwellings. The lower is where most people go. Paved walkway. Somewhat steep but fairly short. Plenty of benches to sit on. The dwelling are interesting and easily seen. If you have the time: The real star is the upper cliff dwellings. Reservations needed and they only go on Fri, Sat, Sun from No ember to... More 

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Bonney Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These Ruins are in the cliffs and well worth the hike that is about a mile one way. The trail is well maintained switchback to the top. Well worth the hike. Be sure to watch the video before you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't intend to stop here, and in fact I didn't even know that it existed. But seeing the sign while driving from Globe up to Payson, Arizona, I decided to stop. I've never been to any cliff dwellings, and I know this is not as famous, extensive, nor as well preserved as some of the more famous ones, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gorgeous hike around Saguaro cacti with stunning views of the Roosevelt Lake. The payoff is a stunning Native American Pueblo inside a cliff with gorgeous views, I guess in those days it was also location location location!

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small museum at the Visitor's Center is an excellent introduction to the Salado people. The hike to the ruins is only for serious hikers.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here after taking a round about scenic road on the way to the Dam. When we learned it was a mile hike to the scenic caves we decided to pass since it was a really hot October day. However there is a small museum on site and an excellent 20 minute film on the ruins and the Native... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were making our way from Payson to Globe and happened by the Tonto National Monument - Cliff dwellers park. What a wonderful find! I'd previously been to the much better known "Montezuma's Castle" off I-17, but this was more accessible and gave a better feel for the inhabitants 600 years ago. The hike to the cliff dwelling is one-half... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The national park site has a nominal entry fee, a small museum display and a narrated video, as well as a small gift shop. Good introductory information before making the climb to the lower cliff dwellings. The 1/2 mile trail has a steady 13% grade but it is paved and there are lots of benches along the way. A Parks... More 

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