Montezuma's Well National Monument Trails

EASY 30 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, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

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.

1 day ago

25 days ago

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.

28 days ago

walking
1 month ago

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!

walking
1 month ago

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

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Very interesting and unique site. Be sure to do the 2 spur walks to complete the experience.

walking
5 months ago

More of like a nature walking trail - great history lesson and information

hiking
6 months ago

Short, easy, worth a quick stop. Lots of cool information about the plant and animal life as well as about the dwellings.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Easy walk with dogs. Walking down the stairs to the cliff dwelling and the outpouring a must

6 months ago

Beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

walking
7 months 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.

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

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