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Gentle loop trail with great valley views.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Short touristy paved trail with great history. Nice museum

The first 0.8 miles is along a dirt road, not much in scenery. The last 0.2 miles is a single trail to a viewing platform with views of the marsh and Tuziggot in the distance.

Okay hike, The trail along the marsh is okay. Most of the hike is on gravel/dirt road.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is a little longer than listed from what we measured. I had it close to 4 miles total. Some of the path was a little overgrown by the edge. Fun hiking around the marsh though.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail has no shade, did not do both trails. At about 1.58 miles from Raptor TH there is a fork, if you go to the left in about .4 miles you connect up with the lower section of Raptor making it a 4.27 mile loop. Good views of the valley through out the hike, better trail for 3 seasons out of the year.

Didn’t do the whole thing - still a little too hot in the evening. Looks a lot like trails in Cottonwood/Clarkdale/Cornville. Nice view of Tuzigoot. Little yucca groves.

hiking
3 months ago

If you’re a historical buff it’s a neat place. Visitors center is nice bought some prickly pear treats to take home. Not a lot of “wow” factor in the monument itself but some interesting history.

Start early in the morning if you do this trail in the summer. We tried yesterday but had to abort due to the heat. This morning we got up early and hit the trail just after 6, getting done before 10, which was just in time. Great views of Tuzigoot, Jerome, and the mountains.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

on Tuzigoot Trail

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a short drive to the parking lot. Beautiful views. The trail is concrete so I wouldn’t walk a dog on it without booties due to the heat in the summer. Was also disappointed that you currently can not access the roof due to the amount of moisture the area got during 2019. The top is closed but the trail is open. Very easy walk that takes you around the monument and back to your car. Be aware that it costs $10 to hike the trail unless you have a National parks pass like I got this year. Then entrance is free for up to 4 people.

hiking
4 months ago

Short easy sidewalk path around the monument. Has a great view of Verde Valley & Dead Horse Ranch. No shade or shelter, so its a hot hike in summer months. Very nice museum at the check-in office.

hiking
4 months ago

like the trail follows the creek pretty easy beautiful canyon great fishing to

Creds: AllTrails Pro. 14.3 mi. $7 parking at Dead Horse Ranch. Started 8:am Tuesday 4 June 2019 CW. Recommend going counter clockwise to get quick elevation gain over with early in morning. 90% hike on top mountain range with full sun exposure. Only found 3 trees with shade. Drank 4 liters of water. Forecast 94F, felt like 110F! Not recommending hike during monsoon season!!! Keep getting caught in thunder and lightning storms when there’s not supposed to be one!!!. I’m done with these high ridge hikes during monsoon! Lot’s of mountain lion scatt so call out once in a while “Hey Cat”.

this is an easy and somewhat boring trail if you are walking. it has challenges for bikers. i recommend starting at lower Raptor lot for bikers. also there is a restroom and water fountain at the Lime Kiln area and not at lower raptor. hard core bikers may want a more challenging trail. if you park your car at one end you will need to walk on the main road for about a mile to the other lot. lower raptor parking lot is on Flycatcher road and Lime Kiln starts across from pond. little shade and no acccess to water on the trail for people with dogs.

Well maintained easy to follow with plenty of trail markers along the way.

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

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no shade
7 months ago

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

An easy walk for all the family from the visitor centre. Interesting history. Entry fee applies if you don’t have a National Parks pass.

it's an awesome place to visit. but $10 dollars is just crazy

walking
8 months ago

Go for the history and the great view of Middle Verde Valley. Easy trail is exposed so a hat is recommended. Cost per person is steep but the best bet is a pass - good for national parks and some national forest fees. Pass is good for up to 4 adults or a car-load at some sites.

9 months ago

Great vantage point, can imagine the Hopi living there.

Hell of a climb, technical, vast view

well I came in through Dead Horse Ranch State Park from the fly catcher road. 1-10-19 it was great. Great views , seen some deer. lots of ducks. to early for the red winged black birds

hiking
11 months ago

I love history. Very cool spot to check out.

Sun Sep 23 2018

Short walk to the ruin, nice view of the area. Visitor center had lots of historical information and the staff were great with our kids.

hiking
Fri Jul 13 2018

Yay awesome

on Tuzigoot Trail

walking
Fri Apr 13 2018

Up hill walk with amazing 360 degree view from the top of the ruins.

Mon Mar 26 2018

Easy trail very educational.

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