The facilities and grounds of Montezuma Castle National Monument and Montezuma Well are closed each year on December 25. Both sites will reopen and welcome visitors at 8:00 a.m. MST on December 26.
Junior Ranger booklets are available free of charge for children up to 14 years of age. By completing the activities in the booklet and reciting the Junior Ranger Pledge, kids are awarded a special badge that identifies them as official Junior Rangers for both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.
Be sure to ask a park ranger at the Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well visitor centers for further details on the program and to receive your free booklet.
A national online Junior Ranger program, called Web Rangers, is available to people of any age at www.nps.gov/webrangers/
Did You Know?
Montezuma Well is located 11 miles from Montezuma Castle. Go north on I-17 to exit 293 and then follow the signs. The water of Montezuma Well enters from two underground springs. Over one and a half million gallons of water a day flow into the well.