Parts of Tuzigoot's ruins were reconstructed after excavation. The tower room, or citadel, rising above the rest of the rooms in this shot is one of those. Today visitors may walk up to the rooftop to experience how the Sinagua lived.
This photo, taken from the stairs to the Tower Room, shows the slope of rooms to the South. In the distance is the lush area surrounding the Verde River, where the Sinagua capitalized on the easy access to water to farm.
This shot, from before 2006, includes the orange dirt of the tailings. This was where by-products of the copper smelting process were dumped. In 2006 the tailings were capped, to minimize runoff and pollution of the Verde River and groundwater.