Tuzigoot National Monument :
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Tuzigoot National Monument
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Occupied from 1000 to 1400, this ancient Sinagua pueblo tops a ridge 120ft above the Verde River. At its height in the late 1300s, Tuzigoot (Apache for crooked water) was home to about 225 people, who lived in 86 ground-floor rooms and perhaps 15 second-story rooms, and farmed the fertile valley. Rooftop ladders offered entry to most rooms. Limestone and sandstone river boulders, bound together with mud mortar, formed the pueblo's walls.Modern visitors, following a gently sloping .25mi trail through the ruins, may enter several rooms to glimpse how the Sinaguans lived. Artifacts, excavated on site and displayed in the visitor center, help interpret cultural practices.
- Address : Tuzigoot Rd. off Rte. 279 USA - Camp Verde 8632286322Camp Verde
- Phone : 9286345564
- Website : http://www.nps.gov/tuzi
- Prices : $5 (valid for 7 days)
Opening hours :
- Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily, 8am-6pm (5pm, rest of the year).