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.
As one of their many informative signs says: From Rubble to Reconstruction. Interesting look back into the living area of these Native Americans some 900 years ago. Very easy walk through the small grounds and visitors center with nice vistas of the surrounding area. The old mining town of Jerome can be seen in the far hills.
Rita H. on Tuzigoot Trail
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:.