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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun little hike. Unique landform. Huge sycamore trees. Interesting history and friendly staff.
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.
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.
A nice little hike to get out of the car for bit. Educational panels all around the trail and I actually learned something.