Montezuma Castle National Monument Trail

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Montezuma Castle National Monument Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Camp Verde, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

river

views

old growth

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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.

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8 days ago

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10 days ago

Not really a hike, more of a stroll

22 days ago

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walking
24 days ago

Amazing history. Definitely worth the stop.

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2 months ago

A nice paved walk to view amazing ruins that look different depending on the angle you look at it

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5 months ago

ABOUT THE TRAIL
Not really a trail. More a nice paved stroll through an outdoor historical site. Appropriate for all ages. It's all paved and easy to maneuver with plenty of marked signage and interesting history. You can't go up to the ruins (to preserve them) but there are signs, a nice little museum, and you can of course see them from afar.

ABOUT THE VIEW
The ruins themselves are worth seeing; there are several sites that prove to be very interesting. Don't skip the museum; it's in the gift shop and totally worth a look.

STUFF TO KNOW
Super easy to find and there is a decent sized parking lot. Restrooms are fairly nice. The gift shop has plenty of interesting trinkets to purchase if you have some people from out of town with you. Admission is $10 for adults and free for kids under 15 years old. There are discounts for those with other passes, and buying this pass will get you into several parks for free within a certain time frame. Overall a good hour or so activity that's worth doing.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy trail! Great history, interesting culture, etc. Something I highly recommend if you have children… Especially those in elementary or middle school age range. A short paved trail with informative park rangers on site. Also a small gift shop, which you enter and exit the trail from.

walking
6 months ago

Very interesting history and culture. Excellent learning opportunity. Easy walk. Very pretty and informative.

walking
6 months ago

A hike it is not. However, it is a very pleasant walk along the wooded grounds between a creek and the beautiful large cliff which contains the ancient dwellings.