Explore Montezuma's Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Explore one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America rich in cultural and natural history. 

Montezuma Castle is actually one of the United State's first National Monuments. This five story 50 room cliff dwelling is one of the best preserved in all of North America. There is a short interpretive walk along the cliff in which one can see the many remnants of the previous inhabitants.

The Sinagua People inhabited this region over 600 years ago and it is thought that they lived along Beaver Creek in these dwellings for over 400 years.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Snack or Lunch
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Autumn
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Amazing

The dwelling is so well preserved you can just imagine what it was like to live there. Shaded pathways were especially appreciated.

Never Seen Anything Like This!

The cliff dwellings are very well preserved! I've never seen anything like this!


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