“I get asked a lot why this park is special. This is sacred ground, this is where the hotshots lost their lives. The ground is honored and protected. It is not only a recreational park, but it is a park where people come to pay their respects. We have had firefighters from all around the world, from Germany to Iraq, come to pay their respects, so I must say that this place is a melting pot of honor.” — Jared Welsh, ranger, Arizona State Parks and TrailsFind out more
Tonto National Monument features two Salado-style cliff dwellings dating back 700 years ago. This site tells the story of the Salado people who resided in this part of Arizona. Visitors can learn about the architecture, agriculture, pottery and other artifacts with beautiful views of Tonto Basin and Roosevelt Lake.
Join ranger Theresa Ferraro as she talks about the history, people, and geology of Chiricahua National Monument—located in one of Arizona's seven sky islands.
Want to know about Arizona's state and national parks and monuments? Listen to the experts, rangers, who work in the parks and share insider information about the parks and how to visit them.Find out more