Montezuma Castle National Monument Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Camp Verde, AZ that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Montezuma Castle National Monument, located near Camp Verde, Arizona, in the Southwestern United States, features well-preserved cliff-dwellings Marvel at the 1,000 year old legacy of the Sinagua as you explore the ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument. A paved, 1/3 mile loop trails takes you through a tranquil sycamore glade and past the ancient cliff dwellings of a people surprisingly similar to ourselves.
Good stop between Phoenix and Sedona. Really just a short paced loop to view the castle from below on ground level.
Definitely not a hike. A little pricey too for only the one view, but I am glad we went.
I wouldn't call this a hike or a trail. It's a paved sidewalk that allows you to explore the castle area and gives you various places to stop and read signs and see how life was back in the castles hay day.
The information here and the sights are great, but I gave it only 3 stars because it's a national monument visitor's center-- not a trail or a hike by any means.
Worth seeing for sure!
We did this, fossil creek hike, and tonto natural bridge hike all in one day.
Interesting site. disappointed couldn't access closer. more of a walk than a hike.
Maybe I was just thinking there was going to be more to it. But you park and pay to walk in and its over before ya know it. Cool site to see, but nothing to write home about in my opinion. I thought Montezuma's Well was actually cool than the castle. But again, thats just me.
Very easy walk, but worth it for the history! Pictures make it look so small.
Interesting history and well maintained. Definitely wish there was a longer trail; not much walking here.
Short little paved path that takes you to viewing areas where you can see the cliff dwellings. All the park rangers were super informative and nice. It was a great place to bring my toddler to get out and walk around and see some history!
This is a sidewalk path to the cliff dwellings. Several informative panels along the way. Quite interesting.
Really cool short trail to take kids that will allow you to see some cliff-dwellings.
Nice break from the car and learned a lot.
3 stars because, although it was great to see, beautiful, it was barely a "hike" at all.