• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

Ranger Minutes From Montezuma Castle

Audio and Video Ranger Minutes
Download the following Ranger Minute segments and use them to gain a better understanding of Montezuma Castle National Monument.

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Way Up There

Ranger Josh provides an answer to a very common quesion.

Way Up There

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Duration: 2:19

Why did the Sinagua choose to live way up there?

Why The Name?

Ranger Richard travels back in time to explore the history of the name Montezuma Castle.

Why The Name?

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Duration: 1:32

Where did the name Montezuma Castle come from?

Did You Know?

Ranger Rex cleaning swallet

Illinois Pondweed, Potamogeton illinoensis, is an invasive species at Montezuma Well. Although the ducks love to eat it, Rangers must rake the pondweed out each week to avoid clogging the Outlet allowing water in the prehistoric canal to run free.