Make the most of your visit Spend a few hours and discover the incredible legacy of an ancient people. Montezuma Castle National Monument. A self-guided, 1/3-mile loop trail leads you past an incredible 5-story cliff dwelling, through a beautiful sycamore grove and along spring-fed Beaver Creek, one of only a few perennial streams in Arizona. Ranger programs are offered daily (ask a park ranger for details when you arrive). Dogs, on leashes no longer than 6 feet are welcome on the park's trails. Pet owners must clean up after their animals.

A short hike with two trail options, both are gorgeous

Short trail on paved paths. Very senic with tranquil spot at channel outlet.

Worth the stop. Be sure to hike down to where the creek flows out.

It's definitely much more interesting than Montezuma castle. It's short but it's more challenging than you'd think! Super short though. There's some neat plants with labels explaining what they are and some lizards. The pool is super blue and beautiful and we saw an otter swimming in it! Also you can hike down to the pool and see some small dwellings and caves.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Somehow this is even more interesting than Montezuma's Castle. Maybe because you can get nearer (not to) the lower dwellings & the walk by the cool, in look & temperature, creek. It's always cold!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

This was a very unique and fun little walk. The well was impressive and the cave/dwellings below (about a hundred stairs down) were worth it--also it was a lot cooler down there so a nice place to sit and take it in. Would recommend doing this--family friendly

Very interesting and unique site. Be sure to do the 2 spur walks to complete the experience.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

More of like a nature walking trail - great history lesson and information

Short, easy, worth a quick stop. Lots of cool information about the plant and animal life as well as about the dwellings.

Easy walk with dogs. Walking down the stairs to the cliff dwelling and the outpouring a must


Loved this little hike! I wasn't expecting a trail when I went here. Thought I'd just walk up, see the well, and leave. So this was a pleasant surprise! Very beautiful short trail that takes you into the well and down to the neighboring waterway. The signs along the way were very thoughtful. Beware, very steep climbs.

Interesting history but I would call it a nature walk n I hate when u can't leave the trail.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Monday, November 30, 2015

Small hike but well worth it make sure you go down to the bottom

very fascinating site, paved trail, more of a walk than a hike.

Perfect little walk with lots of interesting markets along the way.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I found this to be pretty interesting! You can still see the cave dwellings and the well is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Pretty interesting facts written up in top that will have ya scratching ur head.

It was an easy hike and a great place for the family. Lots of birds, geological features, and historical sites. Great homeschool trip.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fun little hike. Unique landform. Huge sycamore trees. Interesting history and friendly staff.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Very interesting place. You'll hike a small hill (on a sidewalk) to a hole with water about 50' below the top. Several viewpoints around the top. On the return trip, there is a series of steps down to where water is released out of the well. Worth the trip.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Montezuma Well is a short and pretty loop trail. The "well" is a limestone sinkhole that was used for centuries as a natural irrigation cistern by the Yavapai. The trail is paved and well-maintained. Be sure to take the short detour to the spring at the base of the outer section of the sinkhole.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

A nice little hike to get out of the car for bit. Educational panels all around the trail and I actually learned something.

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