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Tonto National Monument

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

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Small cliff dwelling but worth a visit

You can actually walk into the cliff dwellings so that is always a good thing. The monument is almost 2 hrs outside of Phoenix so the drive was a bit much for us. The visitor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You can actually walk into the cliff dwellings so that is always a good thing. The monument is almost 2 hrs outside of Phoenix so the drive was a bit much for us. The visitor center is quite nice, and the staff are eager to greet and talk with visitors. A paved path switchbacks approximately 1/2 mile up hill to... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited the TNM at the end of our Apache Trail drive. One of the dwellings could be observed from the ground (with no entry fee), but the other required a hike in order to see. Both could be hiked to for a nominal fee (we chose not to, but just noting for your information).

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Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The walk up to the ruin is more than difficult! By the time I got halfway up the mountain I thought I was going to give out. The angle of the path (paved) seems strait up though it is really a little less. By the time you get to the ranger at the lower ruin I found it difficult to... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The hike up to the cliff dwellings is a half mile up hill, but the path is paved so sandals do work for this walk. The view changes continuously so be sure to take the time to stop and enjoy it. You are able to go into the cliff dwellings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a great place to bring your family for an insight into the cave dwellers in Northern Arizona. The higher caves are only open between Nov. and April. But the lower caves are open all year round. It is an easy but moderately steep walk up to the lower cave dwellings. The rangers are very very helpful. This is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a great day trip from Phoenix. The drive is nice through a few small towns on your way to Tonto. Once you get to the park there is parking and bathroom facilitates...a small gift shop. You then proceed to hike up the side of a mountain to get to the top where there are natural "cave" dwellings that... More 

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Unfortunatele on the day we visited we were unable to enter the cliff dwellings due a lsrge colony of agressive bees nesting in the area. However you could still go up to them. Enjoyed the trail up, a steep climb but on a good path, beautifully maintained park. There are some great views of the lake and valley below.

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Yorba Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We are so glad we stopped here! This is a small park but the landscape is beautiful! And as always cliff dwellings are just fascinating! After we got there we found out the upper cliff dwelling is a Ranger guided tour November thru April. So we missed that. And the lower cliff dwelling was limited to within about 50 yards... More 

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Black Hawk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

From the terrace we had a great view of the valley of Roosevelt Lake. We didn't have time to walk to the ruins, but we really enjoyed the beautiful drive in.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited here on a day where entrances to the parks were free, so that was a nice start. You start out by watvhing an informative movie about the place and area, before you start the hike to the actual monument. The hike is decent enough, but could be a bit steep for someone. At the top you're met by a... More 

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Address: HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Phone Number: 520-467-2241
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Roosevelt

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