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Tuzigoot National Monument

Spend a few hours and discover the incredible legacy of an ancient people at Tuzigoot National Monument.

Tuzigoot is an ancient village or pueblo built by a culture known as the Sinagua. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second and third story structures. The first buildings were built around A.D. 1000. The Sinagua, who also built Montezuma Castle, were agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles. The people left the area around 1400. The site is currently comprised of 42 acres.

A self-guided, 1/3-mile loop trail leads you around and through an incredible 110 room pueblo. The trail also offers outstanding views of the Verde River and Tavasci Marsh.

Another 1/2 mile round trip trail takes you to a beautiful constructed overlook of Tavasci Marsh.

See exhibits depicting the life style of the Sinaguan Indians.

Hours

Open From Labor Day through Memorial Day 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open From Memorial Day through Labor Day  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The park is closed on Christmas Day.

Directions

Tuzigoot National Monument is 52 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona via U.S. Alternate Highway 89A, or 90 miles north of Phoenix. Travel Interstate Highway 17, take Exit 287 and travel west on Highway 260 to Cottonwood. You will continue through Cottonwood on Hwy 89A and go toward Clarkdale. At the first traffic light after turning on to 89A, signs will direct you to turn left to stay on 89A. Go straight through this intersection. This will put you on HISTORIC 89A (designated on the map above as HWY 260) and take you through “Old Town Cottonwood”. As you can tell from the map, Main Street (Historic 89A) does a lot of twisting around. Once you leave Cottonwood you are almost there. There will be a sign telling you where to turn to get to Tuzigoot. You take Tuzigoot Road and follow it to the end…that is where Tuzigoot National Monument is. Enjoy the trip. 

Please follow the directions above and do NOT use a GPS. Most systems are based on an old map including a road through Dead Horse Ranch State Park which does not exist today. We are working with GPS providers to update maps and encourage you to download updates for your system.

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