Montezuma's Castle National Monument Interpretive Loop is a 0.3 mile heavily 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, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Visit Montezuma Castle National Monument and witness the incredible legacy of a people who struggled to survive in the Verde Valley 1,000 years ago. Set aside an hour to explore the museum and roam the trails through a scenic sycamore grove at the base of towering limestone cliffs. This is a well-maintained interpretive loop that goes through a beautiful riparian area at the base of "Montezuma's Castle", a 900 year-old Sinagua Indian cliff dwelling.
Definitely not a hike. A little pricey too for only the one view, but I am glad we went.
Interesting for history, but not much for the money.
A very pleasant place! We drop by once a year on "Free NP Entrance Day". I usually take my dog. There is a great little museum and the trail follows Beaver Creek. There is plenty of shade and benches to sit upon. Great for kids and disabled folks!
I walked in with my husband, son, and dog. It is nice and easy, can be done in sandals. Nice views, good information on vegetation and history of the area.