• 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?

Visitor climbs ladder to MOCA in 1946

Up until 1951 visitors climbed a series of three ladders to enter the dwelling at Montezuma Castle National Monument. That same year Interstate 17 was completed and visitation skyrocketed. Concerns for both safety and the structure (which is 90% original) led to the removal of the ladders.