Tonto National Monument
Tonto National Monument in the Superstition Mountains contains well-preserved cliff dwellings that were occupied by the Salado culture during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries. The Salado were fine craftspeople, producing some of the most flamboyant polychrome pottery and intricately woven textiles to be found in the Southwest. Some of the artifacts excavated nearby are on display in the visitor center museum. The area lies on the northeastern edge of the Sonoran Desert ecoregion in Gila County of central Arizona.