Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument became a national monument in 1906. It is known as one of the first four national historic sites that were designated by President Roosevelt. You will not have access to the dwelling in the cliff, but there are various viewpoints and a trail that give you a picturesque view of the Montezuma Castle National Monument. There are 20 rooms that can be seen in the five-story dwelling in Camp Verde. The building is about 70 feet above the ground and was built this way to protect settlers from floods.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Montezuma Castle National Monument

While at Montezuma Castle National Monument, you can hike along the cliff to get a great view of the dwellings. There is also a creek that anglers and RVers may want to enjoy during their time at this national monument. The ruins are unstable, so climbing and entering them is not permitted; however, there is also a well at this site. The Montezuma Well is actually a 55-foot sinkhole that collapsed into the cavern below. 

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How To Get To Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument is easy to reach by taking I-17. From Flagstaff, head south on I-17, and then take exit 289 for Middle Verde Road. Turn left off the exit, and go through a traffic circle. At the second traffic circle, take the second exit to stay on Middle Verde Road. Then, turn left onto Montezuma Castle Road to reach your destination.


Montezuma Castle Road, Camp Verde, AZ

Fee: Entry fee $10.0

At Montezuma Castle National Monument, you will be able to see ancient dwellings that are well preserved. This is a rare treasure in the country, and an RVer traveling to the Grand Canyon or another nearby national park will want to stop here and see the site. There are trails to enjoy with your family and many opportunities to spot different types of wildlife during your visit. If you don’t have an RV to use, consider renting one from RVshare to enjoy your trip.