Tonto National Monument



Tonto National Monument in central Arizona, connects the history of the ancient hunter-gatherers who first inhabited our country, to those that followed. It is one of our first protected areas, and one of the few cliff dwelling ruins that remain protected. Established on December 19, 1907 the monument is home to two Salado-style cliff dwellings. The Visitor Center makes an ideal first stop to learn about the people and way of life that occupied this place 700 years ago. There is also a newly remodeled museum and replica room, a nature trail that highlights the local flora and fauna, and picnic sites with scenic views.

Location & Local Communities:
Located right across from Roosevelt Lake & Theodore Roosevelt Dam and near Boyce Thompson Arboretum and historic Apache Trail in the Superstition Mountains, Tonto National Monument’s main gateway communities include Globe and Miami (approx. 30 miles), Payson (approx. 5 miles), Phoenix (approx. 110 miles), Safford (approx. 110 miles), Show Low (approx. 140 miles), and Tucson (approx. 200 miles).

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