Tuzigoot National Monument

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Tuzigoot National Monument information

Prices
adult/child $5/free, combination ticket with Montezuma Castle National Monument $8/free
Opening hours
8am-6pm Jun-Aug, 8am-5pm Sep-May
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Squatting atop a ridge about 2 miles north of Clarkdale, Tuzigoot National Monument , a Sinaguan pueblo like nearby Montezuma, is believed to have been inhabited from AD 1000 to 1400. At its peak as many as 225 people lived in its 110 rooms, including a couple of dozen on the upper level. Stop by the visitor center to examine tools, pottery and other artifacts dug up from the ruin, then trudge up a short, steep trail (not suitable for wheelchairs) for memorable views of the Verde River Valley.