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Tuzigoot National Monument

Where to Stay

There are hotels and motels in Prescott, Cottonwood and Sedona with something for every taste and price range. For more information and a complete list. Click on the city names above for rates, availability and reservations online.

Tuzigoot National Monument is 65 miles south of Flagstaff, via U.S. Alternate Highway 89, a roadway through scenic Oak Creek Canyon. It is 90 miles north of Phoenix. Take exit 287 and travel west on Highway 260 approximately 14 miles.

Camping & RV Parks

Tuzigoot has no campgrounds. Camping facilities can be found in nearby state parks, national forests, and private campgrounds. Prescott National Forest: Mingus Mountain and Potato Patch Campgrounds. Camping and picnicking opportunities are available at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 520-634-5283, located 3 miles south of the park.

Climate

Summers are generally hot and dry,with somewhat mild winters.

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Precautions, Rules, Regulations

It is the visitor's responsibility to know and obey park rules. Regulations are designed for visitors' protection and to protect natural resources.

  • All vehicles, including bicycles, must remain on designated roadways. Always use designated parking areas, never stop in the roadway.
  • Observe posted speed limits; park roads are not designed for speed. Enjoy the scenery safely. Slow down at dawn and dusk and watch for animals.
  • Buckle up. Seat belts are required by law.
  • Do not feed wildlife. Avoid contact with rodents. The white-footed deer mouse is a carrier of hantavirus and prairie dogs can carry plague.
  • Poisonous snakes and insects are common but not aggressive. Keep a safe distance. This is their home and they are protected.
  • All natural resources, animals, plants, and rocks are protected. Look, but do not take.
  • Hunting and the possession of firearms is prohibited within the Monument.
  • Pets are not allowed in buildings, on trails, or tied to fixed objects. They may be exercised in parking areas on a leash. Summer temperatures may be fatal to pets in closed vehicles.

Box 219
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
928-634-5564

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