Tonto National Monument is located just 0.8 miles southwest of Route 188, the Apache Trail, a short distance from the shores of Roosevelt Lake. The address for GPS purposes is 26260 N AZ Hwy 188. Travelers should check local road conditions when traveling in the area as winter weather can cause icy conditions, and rain storms can cause flash flooding.
From Phoenix you can take State Highway 87 towards Payson, turn right on Highway 188 to head southeast, and continue for 39 miles to the Tonto National Monument on the right side. This route is recommended for visitors coming from Scottsdale or Fountain Hills areas.
Alternatively you can take State Highway 60 from Phoenix towards Globe, turn left on Highway 188 to head northwest, and continue for 25 miles to the monument on the left. This is a more desirable route for visitors coming from Mesa or Casa Grande.
The scenic route, State Route 88, from Phoenix, is very winding and has unpaved sections. You can take this route from Apache Junction for 47 miles to State Highway 188, then turn right and proceed two miles to the Tonto National Monument. The route is not recommended for RV trailers or vehicles with low clearance, and takes about 2.5 hours on a narrow rough road.
Travelers from Tuscon can go north on Highway 77 towards Globe, then turn left onto Highway 60 to pass through the town of Globe. Turn right onto highway 188 going northwest for 25 miles to the monument.
Traveling from Flagstaff take Lake Mary Road for 55 miles to Highway 87, then head south on Highway 87 through Payson to Highway 188. Turn left on Highway 188, and follow this route for 39 miles to the monument on the right hand side.