Tuzigoot National Monument in Clarksdale, AZ
Historic roadside attraction near Sedona and Jerome.
In between Sedona and Jerome, just outside the town of Clarksdale, lies a small national monument known as Tuzigoot, which is one of several sites south of Flagstaff where the 12th century Sinagua Indian dwellings are preserved. Unlike the Montezuma Castle twenty miles to the southeast, Tuzigoot comprises a cluster of buildings on top of a small sandstone ridge near the Verde River.
The Sinagua constructed a string of pueblo dwellings up and down the Verde River, forming a loosely knit polity called the Verde Confederacy that engaged in mutual trade and unified defense for over 300 years. Read more about these fascinating ruins.
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