Tonto National Monument, Arizona Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

The cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument are roughly two hours from the Phoenix metro area, located in the Tonto Basin. The monument is off AZ Highway 188 near Roosevelt Lake. The nearest major towns are Globe (30 miles) and Payson (50 miles). See our Directions page for recommendations on the best way to drive here from the larger metro areas of Arizona.

Phone

(928) 467-2241

Activities

HIKING, PICNICKING

Campground Reservations

Arizona Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Arizona Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Arizona Recreation Areas | Tonto National Monument Official Website | Tonto National Monument Map

The Salado Phenomena, 700 years ago, blended ideas of neighboring Native American cultures to emerge a unique and vibrant society. Tonto National Monument showcases two Salado-style cliff dwellings. Colorful pottery, woven cotton cloth, and other artifacts tell a story of people living and using resources from the northern Sonoran Desert from 1250 to 1450 CE.