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Contact: Krystina Isaac, 928-567-3322 x 223
The outlet trail at Montezuma Well, closed to visitors last fall because of safety concerns, will reopen this weekend after park staff completed major repairs and stabilization.The Well outlet irrigation ditch runs parallel to Beaver Creek and the outlet trail is a separate spur off the main route for visitors, which has always been open to the public.
Last fall, park employees determined that undercutting and erosion from leaks along the historic irrigation ditch had made the trail and patio area unstable, and visitor safety was the primary concern.The park has worked hard to repair the trail and the patio area so it may reopen to the public.Monitoring of the area and periodic maintenance of the patio and trail area will continue over the next several months requiring occasional, temporary closures.Once the trail maintenance is completed, staff will be able to make the irrigation ditch functional again.
The National Park Service would like to thank the public for being so patient with us while the trail was closed.We took every comment, complaint, and concern seriously.Please continue to send any comments to Superintendent Dorothy FireCloud at PO Box 219, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.
Montezuma Well is a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument and is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, AZ.There is no fee to visit the Well, open 8 to 5 every day except Christmas Day.
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Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, AZ. For additional information, call 928-567-3322 x 0 or visit www.nps.gov/moca.