Basic Information

Montezuma Castle Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Montezuma Castle: Follow I-17 to exit 289 (90 minutes north of Phoenix, 45 minutes south of Flagstaff). Drive east (through two traffic circles) for approximately 1/2 mile to the blinking red light. Turn left onto Montezuma Castle Road. Montezuma Well: Follow I-17 to exit 293 (north of the exit for Montezuma Castle). Continue through the towns of McGuireville and Rimrock, following the signs for 4 miles to the entrance to the Well.

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle National Monuoment are open every day with the exception of December 25th and January 1st. Please note that the park gate is one mile from the Visitor Center, and closes at 4:45pm. Our park also close at 2:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day and December 24th.

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Additional Information

Summer: Hot. Temperatures range from 95°F (35°C) beyond 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: Cool. Highs average around 55°F (13°C); lows may be in the teens (-10°C). Snow is rare, but possible. For detailed information, visit the National Weather Service:

Entrance Fees:

Montezuma Castle Entrance Fee - Per Person - $10.00

This entrance fee covers one adult, aged 16 and over, for entrance to Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments for 7 days.

Montezuma Castle Entrance Fee - Children - $0.00

Children aged 15 and under are free.

Montezuma Well - Free Entrance - $0.00

Montezuma Well, a detached unit or district of Montezuma Castle, does not charge an entrance fee.

Entrance Passes:

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot Annual Pass - $30.00

The Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot Annual Pass covers the card holder and 3 other adults (aged 16 and over) into both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot for one year from date of purchase.

Montezuma Castle Visitor Center

This visitor center provides the entrance fee station, as well as bathrooms, a small museum, and the Western National Parks Association bookstore. Stop in first to get all the information you need!

The breezeway of the 1960 Visitor Center at Montezuma Castle, with bathrooms on the right.
If you have more questions stop by the Visitor Center to talk with a ranger!

Two Locations, So Much To See!

Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well are two parts of the same monument, and are separated by about 11 miles. The Visitor Center at Montezuma Castle, shown at the right, has information for both places. Both places have a short, 1/3 mile trail to see the archeological remains, as well as a picnic area. Check out the navigation links for more information on when we're open, how to get here, and what to do.

Last updated: February 28, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 219
Camp Verde, AZ 86322


(928) 567-3322 x221

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