Tuzigoot - Western National Parks Association


National Monument


Water flows under and through the Valley Verde. Snowmelt, summer monsoons, and springs well up from the ancient sedimentary rocks. In the heart of the valley a thousand years ago, people began to build a little hilltop pueblo that would grow into one of the largest villages in the area.

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Tuzigoot National Monument is located in central Arizona and was established in 1939. Tuzigoot means “crooked water” in Apache, and the monument is named for nearby Pecks Lake. The ancient pueblo built there by the Sinagua around the year 1000 consists of two- and three-story structures, with a total of 110 rooms for 250 people. The Sinagua lived in the pueblo for 400 years.

Stories from Tuzigoot

Testing the Efficacy of Acoustic Lures on Western Bat Species
Photographic Documentation of Historic Structures in 11 National Parks in Southern Arizona
Passive Audio Monitoring of Federally Threatened Mexican Spotted Owl and Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
Since our founding in 1938

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$126 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

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Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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