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Best trails in Tonto National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in Tonto National Monument, Arizona? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Tonto National Monument ranging from 1.1 to 10.1 km and from 744 to 1,733 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Situated within rugged terrain in the northeastern part of the Sonoran Desert, these well-preserved cliff dwellings were occupied during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries.
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Map of trails in Tonto National Monument
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Top trails (8)
#1 - Box Canyon Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 1.3 km • Est. 25 m
This is a moderately difficult short trail with amazing views on your way to a great swimming hole in box canyon. Hard to find since road was moved! More like 18 miles from Payson, near mile marker 2Show more
#2 - Upper Ruins Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 3.9 km • Est. 1 h 24 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#3 - Lower Cliff Dwelling Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 1.1 km • Est. 29 m
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 ruinsShow more
#4 - Devil's Canyon Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 10.1 km • Est. 3 h 12 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#5 - Sunflower Mine OHV Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 46.2 km
Fun, challenging trail to standing mill structure A real structure to see, not just a pile of mine tailings. The Sunflower Mine (a.k.a. National Mine) produced mercury. Inside the processing buildingShow more
#6 - Lower Cliff Dwelling and Cactus Patch Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 1.3 km • Est. 32 m
LOWER trail remains OPEN. UPPER Cliff dwelling trail is closed till January 2020 due to damage caused by the September 2019 floods. Check out: https://www.nps.gov/tont/learn/news/upper-cliff-dwelling-Show more
#7 - Cactus Patch Trail [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 6.0 km • Est. 2 h 10 m
Cactus Trail is an alternate route back down the lower dwellings trail. It is a short hike describing the local cactus of the area.Show more
#8 - Kellner Canyon Trail (242) [CLOSED]
Tonto National Monument
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Length: 13.0 km • Est. 4 h 38 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more