The Tumamoc Tour

Tumamoc Hill is one of Tucson’s cultural icons. In addition to a great cardio workout immersed in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the Tumamoc Tour explores the story of this desert and the more than 4,000 years of human history through the lens of these historic grounds. With each step, hear about the others who that have made the same trek over time. Discover the plants and animals that tell us about where we’ve been and where we’re going. And experience features like an augmented reality reconstruction of the village that once stood on top of the hill 2,500 years ago.

Discover Tumamoc through the content below. Each page contains audio and video files for you to learn about what has made Tumamoc such a unique place.


Shrine     The Boathouse    Annual Plants    Tumamoca     Buffelgrass 

Desert Lab

Spalding Plots    Buildings    Nurse Plants 


Ants and Barrel Cactus    Saguaros    Rattlesnakes    Deer    Matched Photos    Sonoran Strange 


Panoramic *coming soon*    Trincheras    Village Reconstruction *coming soon* 


Spalding Plots      Buildings     Ants and Barrel Cactus    Saguaros    Rattlesnakes    Nurse Plants 

Deer      Matched Photos    Sonoran Strange 

The Future

Shrine     The Boathouse    Annual Plants    Tumamoca     Buffelgrass