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Our Weather Hazy but nice–around 80 degrees
Overall Impression Montezuma Castle is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. The ruins are striking because they are set 100 feet high on a cliff and are so well preserved. Their location alongside a stream with trees all around makes this Monument a good place to retreat from the hot Arizona sun.
Visiting Plan on spending at least 1 hour here. In that time, you can walk through the museum and take the leisurely stroll to view the ruins. You can’t get close to the main ruins, but there are some other ruins closer to the valley floor. There are rangers on the trail who tell what is known of the history of the Indians in this area. If you have additional time, you can drive to Montezuma Well or nearby Tuzigoot NM. Be sure to check the closing time, though, because the visitor center closes well before sunset, even during peak Arizona tourist months.
Nearby Towns Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Sedona, Flagstaff (Arizona)
Other Nearby Attractions Tuzigoot NM
Official NPS Website Montezuma Castle NM
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