• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

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Montezuma Castle

An early photo of Montezuma Castle National Monument prior to 1951, when visitors were still allowed to explore the inside of the ruins.

NPS Photo

Make the most of your visit

Spend a few hours and discover the incredible legacy of an ancient people. Montezuma Castle National Monument.

A self-guided, 1/3-mile loop trail leads you past an incredible 5-story cliff dwelling, through a beautiful sycamore grove and along spring-fed Beaver Creek, one of only a few perennial streams in Arizona.

Ranger programs are offered daily (ask a park ranger for details when you arrive). Dogs, on leashes no longer than 6 feet are welcome on the park's trails. Pet owners must clean up after their animals.

Did You Know?

Sunset Crater

The Sinagua people witnessed the most recent volcanic eruption of Sunset Crater along the eastern slope of the San Francisco Peaks. In 1064 A.D. Sunset Crater erupted and then flared up intermittently for nearly 200 years, spreading half a billion tons of ash across 800 square miles.