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Tuzigoot National Monument
This monument is a nice afternoon visit - exploring the visitor center and walking amongst the ruins. The area is the former home of the Sinagua Indian. If you are looking for hiking or a big outdoor experience - you may want to look elsewhere!

This park qualifies as a three Roo site.
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RangerThe visitor center here is excellent! The room is lit with low lighting - but there are lighted tables in rows down the center of the building. There are many examples of pottery, grinding stones, and other impliments used in the daily lives of the Sinagua Indians.

There are also displays of leavings from the Civil war times. The employee we met was very courtious and was able to provide both park and area information.

picnicThere are no designated picnic areas here - but it would be a lovely place to eat a sack lunch! There are several nice benches located on the walk through the ruins.

There is a short paved walkway from the visitor center through the ruins. Much of this walk is stroller and wheelchair freindly. There is a small reconstruction of the original structure that has stairs and you must access a bit of the lower ruins by stair - but a baby bacvkpack is not necessary here.

There is no camping at the monument. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is only a few miles away and we enjoyed camping there.

There is a short paved walkway from the visitor center through the ruins. Much of this walk is stroller and wheelchair freindly. There is a small reconstruction of the original structure that has stairs and you must access a bit of the lower ruins by stair - but a baby backpack is not necessary here.

There is no camping at the monument. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is only a few miles away and we enjoyed camping there.

The ruins here are in fairly good condition. Tuzigoot is the remains of a villiage populated by as many as 200 people and the consruction is quite different than that seen at Aztec Ruins National Monument. The site is on the crest of a hill overlooking the Verde Valley and it is a lovely view!

Directions
From the North - Tuzigoot is 50 miles south of Flagstaff via US 89 (a scenic route).
From the South - Take I-17 to the 179.

Hint: Tuzigoot is a short drive from Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Wells. Both of these destinations are a short visit and all three parks can be seen in one day without rushing!

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