• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

Weather

Autumn at Montezuma Well

Autumn colors the Arizona sycamores and cottonwood trees along Beaver Creek at Montezuma Well.

Case Griffing

Weather at Montezuma Castle National Monument can vary greatly with the time of year.

Summer days in central Arizona can be extremely hot. Temperatures range from 95°F (35°C) up to and exceeding 110°F (42°C). Nighttime temperatures can be much cooler, around 70°F (21°C). From late June through early August, heavy rains called monsoons are common in the afternoons.

Winter highs at the monument average around 55°F (13°C) but may be signficantly colder. Lows at night may be in the teens (-10°C). Snow is rare at Montezuma Castle National Monument but does occasionally occur.

Always make sure to drink plenty of water while visiting. Park rangers recommend sunscreen in all weather conditions at all times of year.

Follow the link below for the National Weather Service's most up-to-date information and forecasts:

 

Did You Know?

Montezuma Well

No fish? Due to concentrations of dissolved carbon dioxide nearly 600 times higher than other natural aquatic environments, Montezuma Well contains no fish. Instead, the collapsed limestone sinkhole has a unique aquatic habitat that is home to organisms found nowhere else in the world.