Built By A Thriving Community 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.

Interesting place to see the native people in the area. Not as much a hike as it is an outdoor museum.

1 month ago

Took advantage of the free entry today. National Parks celebrating 100 years of service. Information i read prior to visit…..Tuzigoot National Monument preserves a 2-3 story pueblo ruin on the summit of a ridge. 120 feet above the Verde River floodplain. Tuzigoot is Apache for :crooked water:.

7 months ago

Very much a touristy National Monument trail. It took only a few minutes to walk the entire thing while looking at the ruins and reading the signs. Very interesting history though.

10 months ago

This is a walk, not a trail. Regardless, it is a native site full of history well worth visiting. Many real hikes in the area.

2 years ago

Kind of a tourist trail that just goes to some really neat ruins.

3 years ago

This isn't a "hike." It's just the sidewalk that traverses the Tuzigoot National Monument -- a village that was once home to about 225 people. The site is very interesting, and there's a small museum at the entrance.

on Tuzigoot Trail

4 years ago