Tuzigoot National Monument

About 1,400 years ago, the Sinagua people moved into Arizona's Verde Valley and started building residences high on a ridge. Explore the ancient stone structures that remain at Tuzigoot National Monument. Walk around the walls of a 100-room pueblo, and discover how the water-rich landscape allowed the formation of a thriving agricultural community. In the monument's museum, artifacts from around the Southwest explain Tuzigoot's role in trade and travel. The pueblo has been abandoned since the 1300s, but the surrounding desert landscape is remarkably similar; visit any time of year for an immersive history lesson and a wonderful outdoor adventure.

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Things To Do Near Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot National Monument was part of the huge, thriving network of cultures that spread across the American Southwest more than 1,000 years ago. Whether you're climbing around the restored pueblo or checking out artifacts in the museum, the accomplishments of these ancient people are on display around every corner. The town of Cottonwood is a few minutes away, so you're never far from a beautiful campsite or an excellent meal.

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How To Get To Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot National Monument is located in central Arizona between Flagstaff and Prescott. If you're coming from Flagstaff or Phoenix, take I-17 to Exit 293. Drive about 18 miles west on County Road 30 until you get to the town of Cottonwood. From downtown, take North Main Street northwest, and turn right on Tuzigoot Road when you see the signs for the park.

Address

25 Tuzigoot Rd., Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Fee: Entry Fee (per person, age 16+) $10

Fee: Entry Fee (per person, age 15 and under) There is no entry fee for individuals 15 years old and under.

Whether you're a history buff or a hiker, Tuzigoot National Monument is a fascinating place to visit. Plan to spend the better part of a day hiking around the ruins and learning about the ancient Sinaguan people in the museum and visitor center. An RV is the perfect way to experience the arid Arizona landscape and the many nearby parks and attractions.