NileGuide Expert Says:
Tusayan Ruins are a great example of early architecture in the area. Located three miles west of Desert View on the South Rim.
22 miles west of Grand Canyon Village,
(Near Moran Point, South Rim)
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
tel: 928 638 2305
Step back in time in the ruins of a small Anasazi village, dating back to the late 1100s. The Tusayan Ruins give visitors a brief history on the lifestyles of some of the early settlers. Historians speculate that this settlement numbered about 30 people and was in occupation for only a quarter of a century. Although there is an abundance of nearby Anasazi sites, the Tusayan site is the only one with easy access. Paved walking paths wind through the pueblo excavation and there is a small museum. Estimated walking time is 30 minutes. Admission is free.