Tonto National Monument: Lower-Cliff Dwellings is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roosevelt, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
The Lower Cliff Dwelling an uphill walk on a paved path. Arrive, check in at the visitor center, and start hiking before 4 pm. Hiking to the Lower takes about an hour round trip. Visit Salado ruins
This was a really cool experience. It cost $5 to get in per person. There is a little museum that is interesting. The trail to the cliffs is easy but so beautiful. Amazing views. Loved seeing the ruins and reading the signs along the trail. The drive was also really beautiful, especially going back to Mesa on highways 188 and 87. I got there going on the 60 east from Gilbert. Make sure the canyon isn't getting dynamited before you go. We got stopped along the way. Luckily there was only an hour left in their schedule. We stopped at a cool park in a little town called Superior that had old mining equipment out and a red caboose with tourist info inside while we waited.
Great history, Visitor center film a must see. Steep walk, but paved. worth the trip.