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Address: HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Phone Number: 520-467-2241
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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What a pleasant surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
St. John's, Newfoundland

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank magill1986
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your into the history of the ancient American people, this is a plce to visit. As with most National Parks, there is a good visitors centre, lots of parking and good facilities. The half hour hike up to the ruins is strenuouse. Water, hat and sunblock are esential. As well as the ruins, there are lots of desert plants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to see this ancient cave! The kids loved it! Be aware that it's a 20 minute walk/hike up a steep path. It's a bit of a challenge if you're not used to moving much! Well worth it though. The staff was great and answered all of our kids questions!

Thank Alisa W
Belfair, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Unfortunately it was too hot when we were there to make the hike to the ruins. So, as you can see in the pictures, you can get a pretty good look at a distance. If you happen to be in the area, it's worth the stop but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

1 Thank Travelin41126
Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

It's a fun little hike to the dwellings and the view over the valley is spectacular. The park rangers are easy to talk to and get insight on what went on in the area so long ago.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Tonto is one of those lesser known National Monuments, but it's well worth the visit. The scenery is breathtaking and you're sure to see some wildlife. The hike to the lower cliff dwellings is challenging but not impossible (and I'm definitely not in shape, so if I can do it, pretty much anybody can). You can walk around some of... More 

2 Thank IBEWWife
Cloverdale BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a last minute entry, and walked up to the monument. The trail is well maintained and paved. The Salado people really knew where to build a cliff dwelling! The view was beautiful and the ruins were incredible. Park rangers were awesome too!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I went here by chance following a road diversion. The name gave me no clue as to the type of monument. It is a series of cliff dwellings. The visitors centre is well designed to be an integral part of the visit. And all this is next to a large recreation area.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

A unique look into the past and the ruins of two styles of cliff dwellings. We enjoyed the visitor center then took the short lower cliff tour which is on a paved path and no more than 1/2 mile uphill walk. There are benches along the way if you need to rest. The upper tour is guided and much longer... More 

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