This Arizona State Park Has Amazing Ancient Ruins You Can Explore
Hikes that take you to ancient cliff dwellings.
If you're seeking a grand adventure that would make Indiana Jones jealous, you've come to the right place. One of the most epic adventures involves visiting ancient ruins in Arizona. Who knows? There might be an invaluable piece of treasure involved.
Tonto National Monument is an Arizona park that features ancient cliff dwellings and artifacts from prehistoric cultures.
You and your friends can visit the park year-round, except on Christmas Day, when it's closed. At the park, you'll be able to tour two different cliff dwellings and a museum.
Entrance into the park is $10 per person and it's good for a single day.
The Lower Cliff Dwelling is open every day from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and it's only a short 1-mile roundtrip hike.
If you and your friends want to see the Upper cliff dwelling, you'll have to schedule a guided tour. The tour to the top is about 3-miles roundtrip and proper shoes are needed, as the trail can be rocky and uneven.
Due to flood damage, tours to the Upper dwelling is closed until January 2020. You can still make a reservation for future tours there, so plan accordingly.
During the tour, you'll step into the past and get information about the ecosystem and the people who once called these dwellings home.
This Arizona park has a bit of everything for everyone. If you're looking for more parks to visit, you can check out this one. It has.
Tonto National Monument
Price: $10 per person
Address: 26260 AZ-188, Roosevelt, Arizona
Why You Need To Go: This park has ancient ruins you can walk through + artifacts. It's rich in history.
These cliff dwellings are sensitive and it's important to leave the site the way you found it. All rocks, artifacts, and plants should be left alone.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.