This Hike Takes You To A Place Arizona’s First Residents Left Behind

If you’ve spent any amount of time in the Southwest, you’ll know this land is rife with history. It can be found everywhere and in places where you least expect it, if you take the time to look. Sometimes, you can explore historic areas—both ancient and fairly recent—through hiking. We’re going to take a look at one ancient cliff dwelling constructed by a group of people who were among the first to call the land now known as Arizona home.

Tonto National Monument is located almost three hours east of Phoenix, via US 60 and Apache Trail. You can find the location on this Google Maps link and details about reserving a space on the hiking tour by visiting the National Park Service website.

Looking for more trails that will take you to see more Arizona history for yourself? Check out These 9 Arizona Hiking Trails Lead To Some Incredible Pieces Of History.