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Tuzigoot National Monument

Just 30 minutes southwest of Sedona is Tuzigoot Nation Monument. This three-story cluster of ancient pueblo ruins is situated 120 feet above the Verde River flood plain. Tuzigoot is from the Apache phrase meaning “crooked waters.”


First constructed in approximately 1000 AD, you will step back in time when you explore the nearly 100 rooms. It is thought that about 250 residents from the Sinagua culture lived in these pueblos. It is thought that the residents entered and excited the rooms through holes in the ceilings — designed to provide protection from animals or even people.


Open daily 8 a.m to 5 p.m., except Christmas and New Years

Fees —

Adults (16 and over) — $10

Children under 15 are free

This entrance feel is good for seven days.