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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alisa W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Travelin41126
Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Terrill D
Box Elder, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank IBEWWife
Cloverdale BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank kellirp
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Jim S
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank StanleyandMarie
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

There are two hikes one is lower ruins and you go alone for a small fee the upper is farther hike and a tour guide is acquired. Beautiful scenery but closed for summer due to too hot. Fall, winter and spring time only!

Thank HeatherCat7
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

There are two ruins at Tonto National Monument,but only the "lower" on was open when I visited in May. The lower is in parenthesis because it is at the top of a moderately steep paved path that winds through a saguaro forest. The climb is a fairly easy one, I am 58, in terrible shape, but still managed it with... More 

Thank Jody S
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Built around 1300 AD, the ruins here are still in remarkable condition. For your walk to check out the lower ruins, be prepared for a fairly steep uphill trail that is paved all the way. There are several benches along the way, if you want to take a breather, and a few informational signs about the fauna and history of... More 

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