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Address: HC02 Box 4602, Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Phone Number:
+1 520-467-2241
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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Up close look at cliff dwellings

We planned a day trip to Globe (it isn't worth it). Luckily we saw the road signs for this and looked it up. The drive there is pretty scenic. Luckily we stopped at a vista point... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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122 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We planned a day trip to Globe (it isn't worth it). Luckily we saw the road signs for this and looked it up. The drive there is pretty scenic. Luckily we stopped at a vista point along the way. We thought it was to look at the lake but when we stopped we noticed it was to give a view... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonto National Monument is a special place. The hillsides are covered with Saguaro and other desert vegetation. There are 2 cliff dwelling hikes. One can be taken from the visitor center. The other is a guided hike to the upper cliff dwelling. We took the hike to the lower cliff dwelling on a previous trip. On this visit, we called... More 

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Superior, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The tour was about 4 hours in length and about 3 miles. Our guide, Shannon, did a great job of explaining plants, history, and details about the different cultures in addition to an in depth understanding of the ruins and the history they hold. As we ascended up the trail, Shannon went... More 

Thank Mark W
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on a family getaway and absolutely loved it! There is an invigorating hike to start your trek up to the lower cliff dwellings, but it is well worth it. The views are amazing and volunteer guide at the top told us so much about the history! Go early and bring water!

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Tonto lets you right up into the ruin, unlike montezuma's castle that you can only view from below. The path to the ruin is up hill all the way but they wind it and there is plenty of eye candy and signs to keep you intertained. Once at the ruin a knowledgable staff member can answer all questions and more.... More 

Thank tradIndy
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This cliff dwelling is uphill from nearby Roosevelt Lake, and there are great views of the lake all the up the trial from the visitor center. I am 71, take anti-hypertensive medication, and am in good but not excellent physical shape. It took me about 15-20 minutes to walk up the trail, which gains 350 feet in altitude from the... More 

Thank Robert D
Okoboji, Iowa
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to see a cliff dwelling one mile up. It has benches along the way if the hike uphill is too tough. One can see Lake Roosevelt in the distance. What a view. Eric the Park Ranger will meet you at the top and explain the history of the dwelling.Fantastic.We are 67 and made the walk... More 

Thank james R
El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Park volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. Great place for kids to learn and explore. Just bring lots of water and a hat! The museum part is small, but the hike to the cave/dwelling is what it's all about. Don't miss this place!

Thank sophiepilla
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Fantastic views from the Visitor Center and especially from the Cliff Dwellings. Reserve well ahead to visit the upper Cliff Dwelling. Excellent staff to guide you.

Thank Jerome F
Mesquite, Nevada
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were on a road trip to Apache Indian Reservation and had decided a side trip to check out the cave dwellings in Tonto National Monument would be good before we drove to Camp Verde. We drove on 87 north towards Payson, turned right on State Highway 188 heading southeast and continued 39 miles to Tonto National Monument on the... More 

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