Well-preserved cliff dwellings were occupied by the Salado culture during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries. The people farmed in the Salt River Valley and supplemented their diet by hunting and gathering native wildlife and plants. The Salado were fine craftsmen, producing some of the most exquisite polychrome pottery and intricately woven textiles to be found in the Southwest. Many of these objects are on display in the Visitor Center museum.
The half-mile self-guided tour climbs 350 vertical feet. Disabled access is provided to the visitors center, but not to the ruins. (Elevation, 3,150 feet.)
From Payson, take Highway 87 south to Highway 188 (the road to Globe) and travel through the Tonto Basin to Roosevelt Dam. The monument is 5 miles east of Roosevelt Dam, on your right.
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