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.

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The Tumamoc Tour is divided into six sections that correspond to a distinct portion of the road, each punctuated with music by the band Calexico and paced to coincide with your walk up and down the Hill.

Enjoy your adventure with features such as:

Production Team:

Producer: Benjamin T. Wilder, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, College of Science, University of Arizona

Script Writer: Shipherd Reed, Flandreau Science Center, College of Science, University of Arizona

Script Writer: Barbara Terkanian, Pima Community College

Artist: Paul Mirocha, Artist in Residence, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill

Editor: Hannah L. Bergeron

English Narrator: David Yetman, Southwest Center, University of Arizona

Spanish Narrator: Alberto Búrquez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

App Developer: Madden Media

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