On our way from Sedona to Jerome (back in November…..) we stopped at Tuzigoot National Monument. This part of Arizona has beautiful landscape and these first pictures were all taken from the car.
Tuzigoot is a 3 story pueblo built by the Sinagua people between 1125 and 1400. It means, in Apache, “crooked water”, as it is very near the Verde River.
The pueblo originally was made of 110 rooms and the site currently contains 42 acres. When they discovered this, the company that owned the land sold it to the state for $1 so they could excavate it.
It was a bit chilly up there, but the views were beautiful. I miss the fall colors so much in Phoenix, but it’s good to know they’re not too far away! And that field down on the left center had horses running around in it. So pretty!
The Verde River
**These photos were taken mid-November. I’m just way behind on my editing and blogging.**