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Montezuma Castle National Monument Tours

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Montezuma Castle National Monument
One of the most well-preserved ruins in North America, the 1,000-year-old Montezuma Castle was once home to ancient farmers known as the Sinagua Indians. Although the majestic ruins were given a “castle” title, they were actually a multi-family cliff dwelling. In 1906, the site was declared one of the United States’ first national monuments.

The Basics
Many visitors tour Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde on a day trip from Phoenix, Sedona, or Flagstaff. In addition to the ruins themselves, tourists should set aside a few hours to explore the museum, walk the scenic trails, and have lunch along the shore of Beaver Creek. Visitors can focus on the castle and nearby Montezuma Well, or opt for a guided tour to five Arizona national monuments in a single day, including Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, Tuzigoot, Wupatki, and Sunset Crater National Monuments.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visit the castle on its own or bundled with other national monuments.
  • Dogs are welcome on park trails but must remain on leash.
  • The park visitor center and much of the paved trail at the castle are wheelchair accessible.
  • Montezuma Castle is at a high elevation in a dry climate—bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

How to Get There
Montezuma Castle National Monument is located in Northern Arizona off I-17, exit 289 (about 90 minutes north of Phoenix and 45 minutes south of Flagstaff). 

When to Get There
The national monument is open daily throughout the year, with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day. During the hot summer months, plan your visit in the early morning or early evening.

Montezuma Well
Just a few miles from the cliff dwelling sits another archaeological site worth visiting, Montezuma Well. This limestone sinkhole is believed to be the remains of the Sinagua’s irrigation system. A half-mile paved trail winds through the site, and it’s an excellent spot to observe local wildlife such as whitetail deer, muskrats, rock squirrels, and some 100 species of birds.
Address: 2800 N Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde 86322, USA
Hours: Open daily, 8am - 5pm
Admission: Adults: US$10 (good for 7 days), Children (under 16yrs): Free
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Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour

Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour

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Explore the sights surrounding Sedona on this guided day trip. Head out from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa to see Sedona sights including the famous Red Rocks, Chapel of the Holy Cross, and more, followed by a visit to the old mining town of Jerome. This tour includes all admission fees as well as transportation among locations.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.00
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$129.00
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Small Group or Private Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour

Small Group or Private Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour

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On this guided scenic day tour from Phoenix, you will not only take in the breathtaking landscapes of this desert playground with plenty of photo opportunities, but you will explore ancient Native American ruins. With plenty of free time in Sedona to explore on foot, you might check out some art galleries, do some souvenir shopping, or even get a psychic reading. You also get to choose between a small-group or private tour, whichever suits your needs!
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
Price varies by group size
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$139.00
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Sedona Day Trip from Phoenix

Sedona Day Trip from Phoenix

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Experience the mystique that is Sedona and admire its red rock landscapes on this 10-hour tour from Phoenix. Natural and cultural attractions may include Bell Rock, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, and Chapel of the Holy Cross. This tour is limited to just five people for a small-group experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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$195.00
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Private Sedona Red Rock Country and Native American Ruins Day Tour

Private Sedona Red Rock Country and Native American Ruins Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in the crimson cliffs of Sedona and spend a day exploring ancient Native American ruins, gorgeous natural formations, and art galleries bursting with incredible original pieces made by local and national artists. Your first stop will be at Montezuma Castle National Monument, a multistoried Puebloan cliff dwelling. After the first stop, your tour moves further into the desert. Stop to see the towering Bell Rock, the expansive Airport Mesa, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. We may also stop to view Cathedral Rock, Snoopy Rock, and Submarine Rock. Leave the desert behind as you head toward Sedona, where you can wander through the many art galleries and shops, get your fortune told by a psychic, and enjoy the serene views while sipping a glass of wine on one of the town’s many balconies. When it’s time to depart, the amazing orange, yellow, and red vistas you’ve been seeing all day are sure to have imprinted themselves forever in your mind.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,300.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Montezuma Castle National Monument hours of operation?
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Montezuma Castle National Monument hours of operation: Open daily, 8am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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