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Montezuma's Castle was one of the first four National Monuments dedicated in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. The site of Montezuma's castle is visible from the trail. Your whole way is paved, so you won't have to worry about obstacles distracting your view of the spectacular ruins. The "castle", nearly 800 years old, remains remarkably well preserved. The longevity of the ruins speaks to the ingenuity of the Sinagua people, who managed to prosper in a harsh desert climate.

The ruins are not open to the general public to preserve the cultural and scientific integrity of the pueblo site. Please do your part to protect them for all to visit and enjoy. Please do not touch, sit, stand, or lean on any walls. Since archeologists need to see everything in context to understand a site, do not disturb artifacts. Removing them is illegal.

Short Walk: 0.1 miles

Family Friendly: Short walk on paved path with excellent historical interpretation and junior ranger program.

Gem Type: Historic Site

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Thomas Birch

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Feb 24, 2020
Shandra Mondragon
Beautiful day out here! The castle was amazing. We were able to get in with our national parks pass. Had a snack down by the river.
Oct 10, 2019
Meggie Tran
Apr 27, 2019
Leonor Cavazos
Jun 30, 2018
Sam Wisher
Mar 25, 2018
Michael D. Tomorsky
Overcast, and mild breeze. Many people. beautiful monument
Feb 3, 2018
Patrick Lally
Jun 27, 2017
Drew Sigmon
Sep 5, 2016
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