Montezuma's Well National Monument Trails

EASY 16 reviews

Montezuma's Well National Monument Trails is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rimrock, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.5 miles 62 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

rocky

Exploring Montezuma Well reveals a place like no other in the world. Take your time and discover the tranquility of a site that has served as an oasis for wildlife and people for thousands of years. This unit of the National Park Service centers around a well that releases fossil water into the Arizona Desert. This site includes the well, ancient ruins, a 1,000 year-old irrigation ditch, and a beautiful riparian area with some of the most amazing Arizona Sycamores around.

13 days ago

walking
21 days ago

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.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

11 months ago

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

hiking
1 year ago

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hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

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

hiking
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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.

walking
1 year ago

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

hiking
1 year ago

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

walking
2 years ago

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.

walking
3 years ago

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.

hiking
3 years ago

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