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Address: HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Phone Number:
+1 520-467-2241
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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A Cliff House with a View

This was great. The very nice Visitor Center was staffed by Friendly Rangers and volunteers. The ruins are well preserved and accessible up a steep 1/2 mile trail. The ruins... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mark R
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was great. The very nice Visitor Center was staffed by Friendly Rangers and volunteers. The ruins are well preserved and accessible up a steep 1/2 mile trail. The ruins are amazing but the views of Theodore Roosevelt Lake are equally as great.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two sets of ruins to visit. The first is a 10 to 20-minute hike on a paved trail, the second requires a reservation and 2 park volunteers will guild you and up to 15 in your group. Our Boy Scout troop took the latter up a 90-minute hike (not too bad) while the park volunteers spoke to history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonto Monument where the ancient cliff dwellers loved. This was a highlight for us. We arrived at 3:30 and the trail up to the ancient ruin closes at 4:00 . Yeh we made it . It is quite a hike up and took about 20 minutes with rest stops. I wondered how did they do it , some must have... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was more fun than the Montezuma Castle because you could actually walk into the cliff dwellings and look inside them. They also have some cool walking trails featuring the names of many of the different kinds of cactus in the area. Staff is friendly and informative.

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Thank 835arnee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We got there at 4:05. They stop letting people walk up to the dwellings at 4:00 even though the site is open until five. The little Museum is nice, and the viewfinder allows close looks but it's not the same. The educational film also stopped showing before we could watch it. Would 100% go back for the full experience. Still... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

well what fantastic views, A bit steep walking up but worth it , The cliff dwellings where amazing ,Only saw the lower dwellings. Park Ranger was wonderful , She gave us loads of information, loads of benches on the way up. Which I was extremely grateful for . sat on every one ha ha The cave dwellings are close by... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 17 November 2016 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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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 13 November 2016 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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