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June 05, 2014
Fire Restrictions – Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments
Camp Verde, Ariz. – Effective Thursday, June 5, 2014 the National Park Service will increase campfire and smoking restrictions at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments, consistent with Arizona State Forestry Division fire restrictions already in place statewide.

April 22, 2014
2014 Fire Restrictions – Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments
Effective Tuesday, 22 April 2014, the National Park Service at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will implement fire restrictions, comparable to those currently in effect within Yavapai County.

March 04, 2014
Demonstration at Tuzigoot National Monument Highlights Cultural and Artistic Innovation from Lands to the South
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – Two cultural demonstrators from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will exhibit the techniques used to make traditional paddle and anvil ceramics and etched marine shell jewelry and figurines on Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale, AZ. Ron Carlos and Jacob Butler continue to make artistic creations in the manner of the Hohokam people of southern Arizona, using ancient skills and hand-collected materials.

December 15, 2013
Make and Play Your Own Native American Flute at Montezuma Castle
On Saturday, December 28, Don Decker from the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be at Montezuma Castle National Monument, showing how the Dilzhe’e or Western Apache people make traditional reed flutes. From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., while the materials last, Mr. Decker will show visitors how to make and play their own reed flutes.

December 08, 2013
Bi-Monthly Bird Walks at Montezuma Well
Beginning Saturday, January 4, 2014, the National Park Service will offer winter bird walks at the Montezuma Well unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument. Visitors can join Ranger Melinda McFarland to explore the diverse bird life inhabiting the different ecosystems around the Well.


April 15, 2010
Research on Southwestern Cuckoos (aka Roadrunners) Subject of Presentation at Tuzigoot
Clarkdale, AZ: A special slide presentation, “Southwestern Cuckoos: a Study in Contrasts”, will be held Wednesday, May 5, 1 p.m. in the Tuzigoot National Monument Visitor Center, Clarkdale, Az. Susan MacVean, a biologist with Arizona Game and Fish, will describe the natural history and conservation of these animals, members of one of the largest and most diverse families of birds.

Did You Know?

Removing Mortar from Tuzigoot

The ruins at Tuzigoot National Monument were reinforced with a mortar heavy in cement during the 1930s. Today a member of the Vanishing Treasures Division is painstakingly chipping out the old mortar and replacing with a softer mortar which will better preserve the remaining historical material.