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.

Introduction

Shrine     
The Boathouse    
Annual Plants    
Tumamoca     
Buffelgrass 


Desert Lab

Spalding Plots    
Buildings    
Nurse Plants 


Ecology

Ants and Barrel Cactus    
Saguaros    
Rattlesnakes    
Deer    
Matched Photos    
Sonoran Strange 


Archaeology

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


Stories

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