Tonto National Monument - Activities

Tonto National Monument
Tonto National Monument by National Park Service

Hike Lower Cliff Dwelling Trail and visit Lower Cliff Dwelling; view orientation video program and exhibits; participate in interpretive activities when scheduled.

Scheduled walks and talks during busy visitor season, November through April.

A paved trail to the Lower Cliff Dwelling is self-guided (one mile round trip). Leashed pets are permitted on the Lower Cliff Dwelling trail.

Guided tours to Upper Cliff Dwelling, November through the end of April; three to four hours, three miles round trip; reservations required. Four tours given weekly, depending on staffing. Tours limited to 15 people and often fill quickly; call for reservations early. Pets are not allowed on the Upper Cliff Dwelling Trail.

Excellent opportunity for educational groups studying Southwestern archeology to visit original dwellings; call in advance for special talks and tours, and for more information.

Time to view orientation program and exhibits and hike to Lower Cliff Dwelling: 1 to 2 hours. Time to participate in Upper Dwelling tour: 3 to 4 hours. (Driving time from Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tucson: 2.5 to 3 hours; from Flagstaff: 3 to 3.5 hours.)

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