- Learn about the ancient Sinagua people and their culture and admire the artifacts that have been excavated in the area over the years.
- Walk through one of best-preserved pueblos in the Verde Valley and imagine the original inhabitants as they farmed, hunted and created pottery hundreds of years ago.
- Show off your newfound knowledge by becoming a Junior Ranger – at any age!
What can I see and do at the Tuzigoot National Monument?
- Museum: Explore the museum and learn all about the Sinagua people and how they lived. See the tools used to build this amazing monument and take advantage of the new computer station that offers explanations of various aspects of the monument in an updated way.
- Hikes and Tours: Plan to spend at least a couple hours walking along the two main trails. The first, a self-guided, 1/3-mile loop trail, will take you to the foot of an amazing 110 room pueblo. The second trail, a ½-mile loop trail will provide you an amazing view of the Tavasci Marsh.
- Become a Junior Ranger: Learn about your surroundings and the how the environment and the prehistoric people who inhabited the Verde Valley worked in harmony. Complete your Junior Ranger Book and receive an official Junior Ranger Badge and Certificate.
Where is the Tuzigoot Monument?
The monument is 52 miles south of Flagstaff, 90 miles north of Phoenix. From Interstate 17 take the exit for Highway 260 to Cottonwood. Continue through Cottonwood on Hwy 89A toward Clarkdale. Follow the signs until you are on Historic 89A (or Highway 260) and enjoy the drive through “Old Town Cottonwood”. Once you leave Cottonwood keep an eye out for signs directing you to Tuzigoot. When you see the signs indicating you’ve reached your destination – you’re there!
When is this location open?
This park is open from 8AM until 5Pm, Labor Day through Memorial Day. It is open 8 AM- 6 PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park is closed on Christmas Day.
How much does entrance into the monument cost?
Adults and children 16 and over are each $16. Anyone under the age of 16 is free.
Who can I call if I have more questions?
If you have any questions, you can call the park directly at 928-634-5564 or visit their website.