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
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

river

views

old growth

scramble

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.

walking
11 days ago

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

walking
13 days 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.

walking
19 days ago

Great history lesson - not really a hike more of a nature walk

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Easy hike.

walking
2 months ago

Stopped here on my drive from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Just outside the Visitor's Center was a flat and easy pathway leading to a view of the cliff dwellings made by the Sinagua people. There is no way to visit the cliff dwellings so after having a quick look and reading the informational signs, there wasn't really much else to see

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

This very accessible trail is beautifully done. A very nice experience to see Montezuma Castle.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Cute little place for 20 minute walk ..

5 months ago

6 months ago

Nice view!

6 months ago

Very quick and easy walk to the ruins. Also has a little museum to visit too.

7 months ago

Good stop between Phoenix and Sedona. Really just a short paced loop to view the castle from below on ground level.

8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Definitely not a hike. A little pricey too for only the one view, but I am glad we went.

walking
9 months ago

Definitely not a hike. A little pricey too for only the one view, but I am glad we went.

walking
10 months ago

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Thursday, February 11, 2016