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While In Sedona, Visit Tuzigoot Ruins

While in Sedona set aside a day to visit Montezuma's Castle, Montezuma's Well and Tuzigoot. You can easily visit them all in one day and you can purchase a combined entrance fee for The Monetzuma's Castle and the Tuzigoot ruins for $8 for adults. Children under 16 are free. There is no charge for Montezuma's Well.

Visitor Information - 928-634-5564
Headquarters - 928-567-5276
Open Daily. Summer hours are 8 AM to 7 PM Winter hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Closed on Christmas day.

Tuzigoot National Monument is 22 miles from Sedona so plan on about 35 minutes. It is 52 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona via U.S. Alternate Highway 89A, or 90 miles north of Phoenix. Travel Interstate Highway 17, take Exit 287 and travel west on Highway 260 to Cottonwood. In Cottonwood take Main Street north towards Clarkdale. Follow the signs once you arrive in Clarkdale.

Tuzigoot National Monument has pretty scenery surrounding the area as well as you will be able to view the abandoned copper mines off in the horizon.

This ancient Pueblo Indian village built by the Sinagua's. The ruins consisted of 110 rooms and it had a 2nd and a 3rd story structure. The first buildings were built around 1000 A.D.

They were farmers and grew squash, corn and beans in the fields below but they traded with others as far as several hundred miles away.This vilage is about 42 acres. They resided there for about 400 years and then unknown reasons, they left the area in 1400 A.D. Was it is flood? Was it a drought? No one knows the reason. But no one inhabited the village after that.

There are two trails found at Tuzigoot. Once is the Ruins Loop and the other is the Tavasci Marsh Overlook Trail. Both trails are 1/4 mile long and are paved but some of the inclines are steep. If you bring your dog, they must be on a leash at all times.

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