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Montezuma Castle National Monument

2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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This stone castle built into a shallow cave on a cliff was once a six-story dwelling with 45 rooms.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cliff dwellings” (141 reviews)
“short walk” (100 reviews)
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2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
+1 928-567-3322
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were surprised at how the Indians lived on the rocks. Very interesting and worth the visit to learn about the history of how they survived.

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a worthwhile stop on our trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. The cliff side rooms inhabited by the Southern Sinagua hundreds of years ago have an interesting history and the visitor's center captures that history nicely.

1  Thank Fred M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way from Phoenix to Kanab. We arrived just before 11:30. The parking lot was quite small so we were fortunate to get a spot. There are restrooms before you enter the small gift shop. You have to show your park...More

Thank Saxeygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

As ruins go, this is one of the more unique examples I have visited and well worthwhile. Don't expect to get close up to it. The site itself is of interest and many native plants are here, labelled with information about their uses. It was...More

Thank JHM231
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good stop to see the Castle. While it was a very hot day, we toured at our own pace. It was wonderful to understand the history in this part of the United States and the remnants of previous cultures.

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument itself was interesting to see, but having seen it just after the Gila cliff dwellings, it was far less impressive for multiple reasons. First of all, why, to this day, is it still called Montezuma? Time to give it a more considerate and...More

Thank Kuruma135
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here many times. It is a favorite stop on the journey from Phoenix to Flagstaff. There is a loop trail that is cemented to take you to see the cliff dwellings and it is mostly level so a perfect little hike for those...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not planned to visit here but discovered on a trip to Prescott. Well worth the trip with informative rangers to help out. Great photo opportunities here. Very hot in mid July so have plenty of water available. Great destination.

Thank Perry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Better buy US National park annual pass for $80 and visit other places also along with this place. You can only view from a distance. Not from inside.

Thank idriah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Montezuma's castle is a good places to spend a couple of hours. Live flute player and guides make for a great experience. Go early because it gets hot out there quickly with very little shade.

Thank LetsG0today
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sabina h
We fly out of Phoenix Sunday evening. I was wondering if we could do Jerome and Montezuma's Castle in about 4 hrs. Do they let you up into the castle?
3 June 2017|
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Response from pompy51 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled from Prescott and did not stop in Jerome, but we did the castle and the well in about 2-2.5 hours. And you cannot go up into the castle. Walking tours stopped when geologists deemed it unsafe.
Hi. How long did you spend there? Thank you
24 January 2017|
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Response from Silvia M | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes
Nathan L
How much time should I allot for my trip to Montezuma's Castle? We have a long trip that day and I am curious if it will take more than an hour or two. We only plan on walking the main path, maybe taking a handful of photos, and probably just breezing thru any visitors center/museum.
25 August 2016|
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Response from mlc317 | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 30 minutes- it's only a 2 minute walk to get there and there are a few trails.