Tuzigoot National Monument Tuzigoot with Snow credits NPS Photo/Krystina Mucha Even central Arizona can get a lot of snow Check out the dwellings at Tuzigoot covered in a winter storm.
Tuzigoot National Monument Inside Tuzigoot credits NPS Photo/Sharlot Hart Rebuilt in the 1930s, this room at Tuzigoot would not originally have had a roof. Today, you can climb through the room to experience the landscape that surrounds this enduring Pueblo.
Tuzigoot National Monument Tuzigoot National Monument credits Share the Experience, Melody Wolcott Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument Tuzigoot Ollas credits NPS Photo During the 1930s, when Tuzigoot was excavated, the procedure was to rebuild artifacts. These women were employed as part of the CCC to glue back together these large olla pots. Today we know that gluing them back together can actually damage the pots.
Crowning a desert hilltop is an ancient pueblo. A child scans the desert landscape for the arrival of traders. What riches will they bring? What stories will they tell? From the rooftop of the Tuzigoot pueblo it is easy to imagine such a moment. The pueblo shows us this ancient village built by the Sinagua people. They were farmers and artists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles.
Tuzigoot National Monument is located near Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Prescott Valley
From Phoenix or Flagstaff take I-17 to exit 287, and then travel west on Hwy 260 to Cottonwood. Once in Cottonwood travel north through the town on Main Street. Just before Clarkdale you will see signs directing visitors onto Tuzigoot Rd.