Arizona Native American Ruins Tuzigoot
Visit Arizona Native American Ruins Tuzigoot. It is a national monument and home to the remnants of one of the largest pueblos built by the Sinagua. Tuzigoot. Tuzigoot is an Apache word meaning "crooked water." The pueblos were constructed between 1100 and 1450 AD. They were two stories and had 110 rooms.
This structure, along with others found in the surrounding area, provided shelter for hundreds of Sinagua occupants. It is the largest and best preserved ruins of the Sinagua people. They had an incredible view of the Verde Valley.
This pueblo structure consists of a stone tower and the remaining stone walls that was once a 110 room structure that was 2-3 stories high. The view from the tower is fantastic and there is a visitors center that contains museums Sinaguan artifacts.
Location: Clarkdale, AZ
Directions: Located in the Verde Valley, Tuzigoot National Monument is 65 miles south of Flagstaff, via U.S. Alternate Highway 89, a roadway through scenic Oak Creek Canyon. It is 90 miles north of Phoenix. From Phoenix take exit 287 and travel west on Highway 260 approximately 14 miles.
Hours: Open From Labor Day through Memorial Day 8 AM -5 PM
Open From Memorial Day through Labor Day 8 AM- 6 PM
The park is closed on Christmas Day. $5.00 for adults, Free for 16 and younger