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Tonto National Monument - Upper Dwellings
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2004-03-11
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Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking Mar 11 2004
davidmurphy
Hiking3.50 Miles 603 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
603 ft AEG
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This is a great hike that few people get to experience. The upper dwelling of the Tonto National Monument is only available through the NPS with a ranger-guided tour. Fee is $4 per carload. These tours are only offered from November through April, are offered only four times per week for groups of up to 15 people. The tour requires advance reservations and often fills up weeks in advance. Our guide was a brilliant and extremely knowledgeable anthropologist who provided a wealth of info about the history and culture of the Salado people. You can walk through this 32-room dwelling and see artifacts that are 700 years old.


Great views of Roosevelt Lake and the Mazatzal Mountains are provided with a nearly 360-degree vista. You will love this easy half-day hike if you like beautiful AZ scenery and the study of ancient Indian ruins.
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Warning: heat kills!
Avoid 8am to 5pm over 90 degrees. Prehydrate & stay hydrated.
Hikebot recommends using an umbrella to block the sun.
Avoid Heat Illness - do NOT hike when temps exceed 100 degrees, period.
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