Explore Arizona’s Tonto National Forest. From Saguaro cactus deserts to ponderosa pine-covered mountains, almost 3 million acres of extraordinary beauty and diversity await. Read our related drives to help plan your adventure.
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The Tonto Pass Program changed on January 1, 2016
The Tonto Upgrade Pass is being replaced by the Tonto Discovery Pass — $80 per year. Senior Tonto Discovery Pass — $60 per year. These passes are currently only sold at Tonto National Forest offices and entrances. Info: Tonto National Forest website.
What if I already have a Tonto Upgrade?
Your Tonto Upgrade will be valid until the end of the expiration month. But if your America the Beautiful Pass expires earlier than your Tonto Upgrade, the earlier expiration date will be used.
Senior Half Price Daily Passes will no longer be sold. What if I already have a Half Price Daily Pass?
The Half Price Daily Pass will be honored. The pass will not be valid for camping. In addition, the Half Price Daily Pass and Half Price Watercraft Use Sticker will have a sunset date of June 30, 2016. After that date, they will no longer be honored anywhere on the Forest.
The America the Beautiful Annual Pass is valid for the following Picnic Sites within Tonto National Forest — No Discovery Pass needed.
Cave Creek: Needle Rock, Rattlesnake • Mesa: Yellow Cliffs, Acacia Picnic, Blue Point, Boulder Picnic, Butcher Jones Picnic, Coon Bluff, Goldfield RAP, Granite Reef, Laguna, Palo Verde, Pebble Beach, Phon D. Sutton Picnic, Phon D. Sutton RAP, Saguaro Del Norte Picnic, Sheep Crossing, Water Users RAP • Tonto Basin: Burnt Corral Picnic