How Do You Visit Tonto National Forest?
Tonto National Forest in Arizona ranges from desert landscape to mountains covered in pine forests. Even though it’s an “urban” forest because of its close location to Phoenix, Tonto is one of largest national forests in the United States. With its diverse landscape, the forest offers visitors a wide range of activities and beautiful scenery. Learn about the Salado Indians at the Tonto National Monument, former cliff dwellings. The lower ruins originally had around 19 rooms and you can walk around inside. To see the upper ruins, with 40 rooms, you’ll need to book a ranger tour in advance. The lower ruin area has a self-guided trail that takes you by many cacti plants as well. Drive that Apache Trail, or AZ 88. Forty miles of both paved and unpaved road links Apache Junction with Globe, Arizona. You’ll pass blue lakes, cacti, and the Superstition Mountains. Exercise caution on the road and keep in mind that RVs don’t do well on it. Hike sections of the trail system in the forest which c