Once we finished up at Montezuma Castle we headed a little further up the road to Tuzigoot National Monument. It was another one of our “lucky” days (we had a lot of those in Phoenix), and they weren’t charging admission because they were all in a meeting or something. Regardless, it’s only $5 per person anyway – definitely worth it.
We started off in the museum looking at and reading about the recovered artifacts.
Unlike Montezuma Castle, you can actually walk through the ruins at Tuzigoot which was super cool. It amazed me how the people of the community lived in such tight quarters all together.
We even got to walk up into and then to the top of the one-time dwelling. It was incredible how cool it stayed inside just from the natural insulation from the materials they used to build it.
The top of the pueblo was a favorite location for the Sinagua people to spend time. They could see very far in all directions to protect themselves and to spot the arrival of traders bringing goods to trade.
What a view they had huh?!