Montezuma Castle National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Open daily, 8am - 5pm
2800 N Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, Arizona, 86322

The Basics

Many visitors tour Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde on a day trip from Phoenix, Sedona, or Flagstaff. In addition to the ruins themselves, tourists should set aside a few hours to explore the museum, walk the scenic trails, and have lunch along the shore of Beaver Creek. Visitors can focus on the castle and nearby Montezuma Well, or opt for a guided tour to five Arizona national monuments in a single day, including Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, Tuzigoot, Wupatki, and Sunset Crater National Monuments.

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Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
$165.00 per adult
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This tour made my trip to AZ! Loved it!
I booked this tour for my mother and myself and we enjoyed everything. We were picked up by our friendly knowledgeable tour guide, Han at the hotel and taken on a great adventure across AZ. Going to Sedona and seeing vortex areas were some of the highlights for me. Jerome was really interesting too. Loved being able to buy from local artists. Really enjoyed hearing the history of the area as well. Mom & I enjoyed the trip and I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.
Dara_F, Feb 2024

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visit the castle on its own or bundled with other national monuments.

  • Dogs are welcome on park trails but must remain on leash.

  • The park visitor center and much of the paved trail at the castle are wheelchair accessible.

  • Montezuma Castle is at a high elevation in a dry climate—bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

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How to Get There

Montezuma Castle National Monument is located in Northern Arizona off I-17, exit 289 (about 90 minutes north of Phoenix and 45 minutes south of Flagstaff).

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When to Get There

The national monument is open daily throughout the year, with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day. During the hot summer months, plan your visit in the early morning or early evening.

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Montezuma Well

Just a few miles from the cliff dwelling sits another archaeological site worth visiting, Montezuma Well. This limestone sinkhole is believed to be the remains of the Sinagua’s irrigation system. A half-mile paved trail winds through the site, and it’s an excellent spot to observe local wildlife such as whitetail deer, muskrats, rock squirrels, and some 100 species of birds.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Montezuma Castle National Monument?
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