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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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