How old is Tuzigoot National Monument?

Tuzigoot National Monument
Area 811.89 acres (328.56 ha)
Created July 25, 1939
Visitors 98,090 (in 2018)
Governing body National Park Service

How far is Tuzigoot from Montezuma’s Castle?

about 38 minutes
Both National Monuments are located in Arizona’s Verde Valley in Yavapai County. Montezuma Castle is located in Camp Verde, about 90 minutes north of Phoenix and 45 minutes south of Flagstaff. From Montezuma Castle, drive about 38 minutes to reach to Tuzigoot near the darling town of Clarkdale.

How do you say Tuzigoot?

Tuzigoot is the anglicization of an Apache phrase that’s usually translated as “crooked water.” In Apache, the name is Tú Digiz, and it was given to this site in 1934 by Ben Lewis, an Apache man who worked on the excavation of the pueblo. It’s pronounced TOO-zee-goot.

When was Tuzigoot built?

July 25, 1939
Tuzigoot National Monument/Established

What is there to do in Verde Valley?

Top Attractions in Verde Valley

  • Chapel of the Holy Cross. 10,465. Architectural Buildings • Mysterious Sites.
  • Bell Rock. 4,915.
  • Cathedral Rock. 5,959.
  • Devil’s Bridge Trail. 3,565.
  • Jerome State Historic Park. 586.
  • Oak Creek Canyon. 3,399.
  • Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) 4,197.
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument. 2,549.

What is there to do in Verde Valley AZ?

Ride in a vintage train car or open-air viewing car to get a great perspective on the region’s natural and cultural treasures. See ancient cliff dwellings built by the Native American Sinagua people, historic mining sites and more as your train cruises along a route that follows the Verde River.

Is Tuzigoot National Monument worth visiting?

If you like the shopping, galleries, and other tourist-y things in Sedona, maybe Tuzigoot isn’t worth it for you. If you’re interested in the history and culture of the area and also find yourself underwhelmed with Sedona, Tuzigoot is probably for you.

Where does Montezuma’s well water come from?

Geomorphology and Hydrology Montezuma Well—a collapsed carbonate caldron 368 feet across and 55 feet deep—lies at 3,618 feet elevation in the Verde Valley. Its waters likely are derived from the southern Colorado Plateau just to the north, and undoubtedly have a lengthy and circuitous flow path.

Why is it called Montezuma’s Well?

They irrigated their crops of corn, beans and squash from cracks in limestone rocks which carried water from Beaver Creek and the sinkhole we call Montezuma Well.

Where is the Tuzigoot Cliff House in Arizona?

Tuzigoot is a small national monument, one of several sites south of Flagstaff where the remains of dwellings of the 12th century Sinagua Indians are preserved. Unlike the single cliff house of Montezuma Castle 20 miles southeast, Tuzigoot comprises a cluster of buildings, on top of a small sandstone ridge close to…

How big was the Tuzigoot settlement in Arizona?

At one time the settlement was home to around 250 people and had up to 80 rooms, some on two storeys, but all were abandoned sometime in the fifteenth century. Tuzigoot is interesting enough, but it is perhaps the least exciting of the ancient NPS sites in Arizona.

When did The Tuzigoot Indian Ruin become a national monument?

While on a tour of Tuzigoot I learned that it was excavated from 1933 to 1935 and designated a National Monument in 1939 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. It is a Sinagua Indian ruin that sits on a hill with a spectacular view all the way around it.

Where is the Tuzigoot Pueblo in Cottonwood CA?

Tuzigoot National Monument is the site of hilltop pueblo just outside Cottonwood. It was a short trip from Sedona where we were staying for the week. Rely on your GPS to get there because there were little or no signs from the highway pointing the way there (which is odd considering the fact that this is a “national monument”).