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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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Excellent cave ruins

Visited this site early May, 2017. The ruins are in good shape visually and exciting to see and photograph. It is a one half mile steep walk to the ruins but worth the effort... read more

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Bellvue, Colorado

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Bellvue, Colorado
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this site early May, 2017. The ruins are in good shape visually and exciting to see and photograph. It is a one half mile steep walk to the ruins but worth the effort. You will see multiple rooms within the structure, Take water, it gets hot. The visitors center has many items on display such as pottery and tools.... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to many national parks and monuments (we have recently become obsessed with getting passport stamps in our national park passport). We came here on our recent trip to Arizona. We were blown away with how friendly everyone was. The lady at the visitor center even walked with us a little bit to show us a rare cactus... More 

Thank Oriley2013
Prescott, Arizona
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprise find. Pulled in to a nice visitors center with good rangers. Half mile hike to lower ruin, paved, take water if hot,,350 foot climb. A great cliff dwelling, well restored. Worth the stop..

Thank jmes h
Saskatoon, Canada
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A decent little hike up hill will lead you to well-preserved cliff dwellings which were occupied by the Salado during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries. We passed people of all ages and fitness levels on the hike. There are plenty of rest areas along the way. We hiked it without resting...I was definitely slightly winded! For us it... More 

Thank Firegirl509
Pasadena, California
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 

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