Tavasci Marsh Trail

Tuzigoot National Monument
Located 4.0 miles from Cottonwood, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
729 Steps 1  (0.3 mi)

The Tavasci Marsh Trail is a short, easy, wheelchair accessible trail that leads from the visitor center at the Tuzigoot National Monument. Along the short trail are several educational interpretive signs depicting the history of the area as well as the land and its uses. The monument protects the ancient Sinagua pueblo that dates from 1125 AD to 1400 AD. The marsh trail leads to a viewing platform where you can relax and listen to the birds, over 245 species of birds have been documented at the monument and the Tavasci Marsh.

Tavasci Marsh Trail


The Tavasci Marsh Trail has a maximum elevation of 3,399 ft (1,036 m), a minimum elevation of 3,378 ft (1,030 m), and an elevation range of 21 ft (6 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7290.3 mi3,378 ft3,399 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
8 min1.619 ft24 ft
[ B to A ]
7 min2.024 ft19 ft

What is the length of the Tavasci Marsh Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) or 729 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Tavasci Marsh Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 8 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 7 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Tavasci Marsh Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Tuzigoot National Monument topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Perkinsville, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Sycamore Basin, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Loy Butte, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Munds Draw, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Clarkdale, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Page Springs, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Hickey Mountain, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Cottonwood, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Cornville, AZ

Is there a Tavasci Marsh trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Tavasci Marsh Trail is located on the Clarkdale topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.