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Tonto National Monument to Celebrate Heritage Days

Roosevelt, AZ – Celebrate Heritage Days with Tonto National Monument in recognition of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month on March 9 and 10 from
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The weekend’s activities will include prehistoric technology demonstrations, Apache dancers, kids’ activities, and representatives from Archaeology Southwest, the International Dark-Sky Association, and more! This event is free and open to the public. 

The Lower Cliff Dwelling will be open for self-guided hikes from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with rangers available to answer questions. The Upper Cliff Dwelling, which normally requires a reservation, is open for self-guided hikes from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please plan to bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Parking will be limited, especially for RVs and over-sized vehicles; carpooling is encouraged.    

Tonto National Monument protects two cliff dwellings built by the Salado people over 700 years ago.  Established as a national monument in 1907 by President Teddy Roosevelt, the cliff dwellings were part of the early archeological preservation movement in America. The Monument is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for December 25.

No camping is available at Tonto National Monument. The nearest camping is available at Windy Hill Campground in Tonto National Forest. For more information on camping visit us.   

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