• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Wilderness ethics dictate that visitors to the area try to leave no trace of their passage. While not regulations, the seven Leave No Trace principles will help you get the most out of your wilderness experience, and help you to preserve the park’s unique values for other visitors, both today and in the future.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Click here to learn more about these principles

Did You Know?

Datura Flower

Spring is a beautiful time at Montezuma Castle National Monument. Beware this flower, though: this Sacred Datura, or Jimson Weed, is toxic if eaten.