Upper Cliff Dwelling Trail to remain closed due to waterline replacement


On Sept. 21, 2020 a waterline replacement project began in Tonto National Monument. During the duration of the project, the trail to the Upper Cliff Dwelling will be inaccessible and all tours to the Upper Cliff Dwelling will be canceled. In addition, the Cactus Patch trail and sections of the Visitor Center parking lot will be closed. Parking may be limited, especially for large vehicles or during weekends.

The project consists of the installation of waterline below the surface of portions of the Upper Cliff Dwelling Trail, the Cactus Patch Trail, and the Visitor Center parking lot. This is the second phase of a two-phase water utility improvement project and expected to be complete by Dec. 10, 2020. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Upper Cliff Dwelling tours will begin on Dec. 11, 2020.

Reservations for tours between Dec. 11, 2020 and April 30, 2021 can be made starting Oct. 1, 2020 by calling Tonto National Monument at 928-467-2241. The Upper Cliff Dwelling is only accessible Friday through Monday by guided hike with a reservation. More information on Upper Cliff Dwelling Tours can be found at: https://cms.nps.gov/tont/planyourvisit/upper-cliff-dwelling-guided-tours.htm

Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website and social media channels.

For more information 928-467-2241 and [email protected] or visit: https://www.nps.gov/tont

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