Tuzigoot is a national monument and one of the best preserved Arizona Native American Ruins. Arizona’s Verde Valley is home to remnants of one of the largest pueblos built by the Sinagua. The Sinaguas built Tuzigoot’s pueblos between 1100 and 1450 AD. They were two stories and had 110 rooms. Tuzigoot means “crooked water” in Apache.
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 was a stone tower. The remaining stone walls were once a 110-room structure towering two or three stories high. The view from the tower is fantastic and there is a visitors center that contains museums Sinaguan artifacts.
Directions: Tuzigoot National Monument is in Clarkdale, Arizona and 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.
Nearby Attractions: Verde Canyon Railroad (1 mile), Jerome (6 miles), Out of Africa Wildlife Park (9 miles), Montezuma Castle (22 miles)