Cliff Dwellings at Tonto National Monument

Our guide led our small group up the steep mile and a half climb to the ruins, with plenty of information about the area, plants and history of the Salado. They were a branch of The Anasazi (the ancient ones) that came down from the north around eight hundred years ago trading and interacting with The Hohokam, but formed their own villages higher in the mountains. By building high in the cliffs, looking out over the entire valley, they had… read more at

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3 thoughts on “Cliff Dwellings at Tonto National Monument”

  1. We took the kids to Mesa Verde last year after hiking the Grand Canyon. I remember going there as a kid too. Cliff dwellings are astounding. The kids loved it.. climbing the ladder, going though tunnels and into kivas. Everyone should see them!

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