Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot is about a 35 minute drive from Sedona. Starting November 1st, 2010 the Museum and Visitor Center will be closed for renovation, lasting six months. The ruins and a small contact station will REMAIN OPEN. No entrance fees will be charged. Crowning a desert hilltop is an ancient pueblo. From a roof top a child scans the desert landscape for the arrival of traders, who are due any day now. What riches will they bring? What stories will they tell? Will all of them return? From the top of the Tuzigoot Pueblo it is easy to imagine such an important moment. Tuzigoot is an ancient village or pueblo built by a culture known as the Sinagua. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second and third story structures. The first buildings were built around A.D. 1000. The Sinagua were agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles. The people left the area around 1400. The site is currently comprised of 42 acres.