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Historic photographs associated with Theodore Roosevelt Dam

Historic photographs associated with Theodore Roosevelt Dam

Figure 4. Historic photographs associated with Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The upper photograph, taken in 1898, shows the area where the US Bureau of Reclamation would build Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The location, or... More

Lower Cliff Dwelling - 1905

Lower Cliff Dwelling - 1905

Lower Cliff Dwelling - 1905

National parks: Stromatolites - public domain image

National parks: Stromatolites - public domain image

Figure 6. Photographs of stromatolites. The Mescal Limestone at the monument contains ancient microbial mats known as stromatolites. The mats form is shallow water, trapping, binding, and cementing sediments in... More

National parks: Slide1 - public domain image

National parks: Slide1 - public domain image

Why do we need to change the museum?

National parks: tarantula - public domain image
Tonto national monument - variable checkerspot
National parks: Slide7 - public domain image
Map of lithic resources in Arizona’s transition zone.

Map of lithic resources in Arizona’s transition zone.

Figure 14. Tonto National Monument is in a transition zone between the Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range physiographic provinces. The Mogollon Rim defines the northern boundary of the transition zone. Source... More

Tonto national monument - Harris' Hawk
National parks: Slide10 - public domain image
Archeological lithic resources

Archeological lithic resources

Figure 13. Photographs of lithic resources. In the upper photograph, a bird sits on a metate made of Early Proterozoic granitic rock, which is a specimen of the oldest rock unit in the monument. In the lower ph... More

Tonto national monument - desert bighorn
Geologic map showing landslides

Geologic map showing landslides

Figure 15. Screen capture of GRI GIS data showing landslide deposits. Landslide deposits (green geologic map unit QTls, outlined in red) occur south of the monument in the upper drainages of Cottonwood Canyon a... More

National parks: coyote - public domain image
Tonto national monument - grey fox
National parks: Slide3 - public domain image
Basin and Range

Basin and Range

Figure 2. Graphic of Basin and Range extension, normal faults, and other fault types. As Earth’s crust cracks, movement takes place along a fault plane. Footwalls are below the fault plane, and hanging walls ar... More

Tonto national monument - Geologic Map

Tonto national monument - Geologic Map

Figure 5. Annotated screen capture of the GRI GIS data. The black circle marks the location of the oldest rocks in the monument—the Early Proterozoic granitic rocks of Cottonwood Creek (Xg3). In addition, a loc... More

View from the UCD

View from the UCD

The upper cliff dwelling at Tonto National Monument provides a unique view of Roosevelt Lake and the Tonto Basin in Arizona.

red-tailed hawk

red-tailed hawk

red-tailed hawk

Tonto national monument - mountain lion
Tonto national monument - variable checkerspot
Cross section of terraces in the Tonto Basin

Cross section of terraces in the Tonto Basin

Figure 12. Generalized cross section of terraces in the Tonto Basin. At the time of the Salado occupation of the Tonto Basin (1150 to 1450 CE), Pleistocene landforms (e.g., pediments, terraces, and alluvial fan... More

National parks: Slide13 - public domain image
National parks: Slide12 - public domain image
Tonto national monument - mountain lion
white-tailed doe

white-tailed doe

white-tailed doe

zone-tailed hawk

zone-tailed hawk

zone-tailed hawk

Tonto national monument - black bear

Tonto national monument - black bear

Black bear photo taken with remote sensing camera

Recently burned slope

Recently burned slope

Located between the picnic area and the culvert crossing, the main entrance road into the monument passes the toe of a hill with steep slopes. The slope was burned during the Woodbury Fire in June 2019 and is p... More

Dripping Spring Quartzite

Dripping Spring Quartzite

Rocks of the colorful Dripping Spring Quartzite crop out along the trail to the Lower Cliff Dwelling.

Tonto National Monument location map

Tonto National Monument location map

Figure 1. Location map. Tonto National Monument is in the transition zone between two physiographic provinces: Colorado Plateau to the north and Basin and Range to the south. The monument is one of many NPS are... More

National parks: Slide14 - public domain image
National parks: Slide2 - public domain image
Tonto national monument - Cliff Dwellings

Tonto national monument - Cliff Dwellings

The cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument sit among hills composed of Early and Middle Proterozoic (2.5-billion- to 1.0-billion-year-old) rocks. Talus and colluvium composed of these rocks mantle the slope... More

Tonto national monument - Barnes Conglomerate

Tonto national monument - Barnes Conglomerate

Figure 8. Photograph of the Barnes Conglomerate. In 2006, this chunk of Barnes Conglomerate (Ydslb) was along the trail to the Lower Cliff Dwelling. The clasts in the rock are approximately 10 cm (4 in) or less... More

National parks: Slide8 - public domain image
National parks: coyote - public domain image
Tonto index map for surficial geologic GRI GIS data

Tonto index map for surficial geologic GRI GIS data

Figure 22. The four 7.5-minute quadrangles of interest for the monument are (1) Theodore Roosevelt Dam, (2) Windy Hill, (3) Pinyon Mountain, and (4) Two Bar Mountain. To compile the surficial geologic GRI GIS d... More

National parks: coati - public domain image
National parks: javelina - public domain image
National parks: Slide6 - public domain image
National parks: deer - public domain image
National parks: Slide11 - public domain image
Tonto national monument - grey fox
Tonto national monument - mountain lion
National parks: bobcat - public domain image
Trail to the Upper Cliff Dwelling

Trail to the Upper Cliff Dwelling

Figure 17. Photograph of trail to the Upper Cliff Dwelling. Rockfall is a hazard along the trail to the Upper Cliff Dwelling (shown in this photograph) as well as along the trail and under the overhanging cave ... More

Quaternary faults near Tonto

Quaternary faults near Tonto

Figure 18. Annotated imagery of Quaternary faults near Tonto National Monument. The closest active fault to the monument (outlined in green) is the Sugarloaf fault zone to the west, which moved less than 130,00... More

National parks: Slide5 - public domain image
National parks: ringtail - public domain image
Tonto national monument - spotted skunk
National parks: raccoon - public domain image
National parks: Slide9 - public domain image
Tonto national monument - striped skunk
white-tailed buck

white-tailed buck

white-tailed buck

Tonto national monument - turkey vulture
western diamondback rattlesnake

western diamondback rattlesnake

western diamondback rattlesnake

National parks: Slide4 - public domain image
National parks: Slide15 - public domain image
western diamondback rattlesnake

western diamondback rattlesnake

western diamondback rattlesnake

Cliff dwelling at Tonto National Monument. Gila County, Arizona

Cliff dwelling at Tonto National Monument. Gila County, Arizona

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Cliff dwelling at Tonto National Monument. Gila County, Arizona
Morman refrigerator used by caretaker at Tonto National Monument. Gila County, Arizona. Water placed in tin container on top drips over the burlap and rapid evaporation in the atmosphere produces the cooling effect
Map of active faults, earthquakes, and seismograph stations in Arizona.

Map of active faults, earthquakes, and seismograph stations in Arizona...

Figure 19. Each year seismograph stations (black stars) record hundreds of felt and unfelt earthquakes in Arizona. The map is an illustration of seismic activity from 1887 to 2015. Earthquakes generally occur w... More

Tonto index map for geologic GRI GIS data

Tonto index map for geologic GRI GIS data

Figure 21. Index map for geologic GRI GIS data (tont_geology.mxd). Scoping participants identified four 7.5-minute quadrangles of interest for the monument: (1) Theodore Roosevelt Dam, (2) Windy Hill, (3) Pinyo... More

Geology map draped over shaded relief

Geology map draped over shaded relief

Figure 10. Graphic showing the monument’s geology draped over shaded relief. A long-standing interpretation of the monument’s geology by Raup (1959) reported that both the Upper Cliff Dwelling and the Lower Cli... More

View of the Upper Cliff Dwelling from the north

View of the Upper Cliff Dwelling from the north

View of the Upper Cliff Dwelling from the north

Tourist Attraction - Upper Cliff Dwelling
Tonto national monument - Mesquite pods
Pricklypear and Roosevelt Lake

Pricklypear and Roosevelt Lake

Pricklypear cactus, Tonto NM

National parks: Semidesert6 - public domain image

National parks: Semidesert6 - public domain image

Semidesert biome with grasses and yucca plants

National parks: Desert5 - public domain image

National parks: Desert5 - public domain image

Desert biome with barrel cacti and flowering brittlebrush, Tonto National Monument

National parks: Thornscrub4 - public domain image

National parks: Thornscrub4 - public domain image

Thornscrub biome, Tonto National Monument

Gila polychrome bowl

Gila polychrome bowl

Gila polychrome bowl

Tonto Polychrome pot

Tonto Polychrome pot

Tonto Polychrome pot

rings made from barrel cactus spines

rings made from barrel cactus spines

rings made from barrel cactus spines

National parks: coyote - public domain image
Lightning over Roosevelt Lake

Lightning over Roosevelt Lake

Lightning over Roosevelt Lake

Tonto national monument - shaft straightener
Lower Cliff Dwelling annex

Lower Cliff Dwelling annex

Lower Cliff Dwelling annex

ceramic spindle whorl

ceramic spindle whorl

ceramic spindle whorl

Lower Cliff Dwelling

Lower Cliff Dwelling

Lower Cliff Dwelling

National parks: Bobcat - public domain image
closeup view of yucca mat

closeup view of yucca mat

closeup view of yucca mat

Upper Cliff Dwelling cistern

Upper Cliff Dwelling cistern

Upper Cliff Dwelling cistern

Tonto national monument - Variable Checkerspot
Gila polychrome bowl

Gila polychrome bowl

Gila polychrome bowl

Tonto national monument - grey fox
closeup of openwork pattern

closeup of openwork pattern

closeup of openwork pattern

National parks: raccoon - public domain image
Tourist Attraction - Moonrise over Roosevelt Lake
Tonto national monument - Mountain Lion
Tonto national monument - cloth fragment
National parks: coyote - public domain image
Tonto national monument - mescal knife
Tonto national monument - Silver-Puff
National parks: coati - public domain image
Moon and Venus

Moon and Venus

Moon and Venus

closeup of cloth pattern

closeup of cloth pattern

closeup of cloth pattern

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