"Tuzigoot National Monument" Tuzigoot National Monument by Yaqui

Tuzigoot National Monument Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 81 photos

Another breath taking monument!

Tuzigoot is Apache for crooked water. They were a prehistoric people called the Sinagua who built these pueblos and lived in them from around 1125 and 1400 CE. They benefitted from farming, good source of water, and trade. They were accomplished in sculpting stones and jewelry making. Many wonderful pieces have been discovered from excavation. This pueblo is one the most preserved structures and probably housed as many to 77 and 110 rooms. This structure has been preserved by beefing up the walls with new mortar. What I find so special about this structure is you can actually walk around it, touch it and explore the top floor of the pueblo. By actually seeing it in person gives a small glimpse in the everyday life of such wonderful people rich in culture.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful structure
  • Cons:A little of the track, but other than that no cons.
  • In a nutshell:History you can touch, feel, and experience.
  • Last visit to Tuzigoot National Monument: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 25, 2008
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  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Breath taking view from Pueblo's top.. on Cottonwood, Clarksdale, and even Sedona's red rock. Awesome!

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Visited a Pueblo in New Mexico and now I'm addicted and must see more!

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    nice material, fascinating place. was waiting for an image of a snake, but am already familiar with the jumping cactus - ouch.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2010 at 5:10 AM

    Good to hear they found some more artefacts and saved them. Like the cacti too, haven't seen the one in your photo.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    We came close, but could not fit this into our volcanic ash induced, extended stay - so I really enjoyed seeing what I missed. You bring it all to life so well.

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Great page with wonderful information and pictures. I bet grinding corn can be a lot of work.

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    I agree, there was a feeling that the people were still there. Great Page!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Good for you Dee Kids need experience & reminders of danger = I enjoyed the VT tour!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    We saw a lot last summer but I see we missed a lot too. This is a gem and good for you exposing your kids to so many great places, Dee.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    Wow- snakes and prickly cactus. Dangerous place! But I guess the scenery makes a visit worthwile. It certainly is beautiful. Tuzigoot Monument interesting.

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