Tonto National Monument, Arizona Camping & Hiking

Tonto National Monument Image Gallery

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

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Arizona Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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.