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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Open daily, 8am - 5pm
2800 N Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, 86322

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.

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Montezuma Castle - Tuzigoot National Monument Private Luxury Car Tour
Montezuma Castle - Tuzigoot National Monument Private Luxury Car Tour
$203.08 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Sedona side trip
Ken was a wonderful guide! We really appreciated his flexibility and insight into the Native American ruins we visited while on our trip to AZ. When our daughter expressed interest in seeing a particular town, he rearranged the route to include a quick mini-adventure to a mine, and drove us through that town to we could see it. Excellent trip and guide!
carolyn_c, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Phoenix

star-5
A fun way to explore
Yuliya, Sep 2021
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
Great experience! Got to see two amazing cities in this trip. Our guide Taylor made this trip memorable and fun.
star-5
Sedonna experience you will love it
DeeDee, Sep 2021
Montezuma Castle, Jerome and Sedona Day Tour From Scottdale or Phoenix
Cody was very informative. Made our experience memorable. Loved Montezuma castle and the chauffeur trip , made it so relaxing. Thx
star-5
Recommend this trip
Sonia_K, Jul 2021
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
Eric was a great guide. I decided to join this tour because I was traveling alone so did not want to drive around. Eric was a great driver. And the company is proactive about the road situation so that the car does not get stuck in the traffic. Overall, I recommend this trip!
star-5
Had a great half day with Bob exploring the two sites and learning a great deal about the local history.
Elizabeth_W, Mar 2021
Montezuma Castle - Tuzigoot National Monument Private Luxury Car Tour
The guide, Bob, was impressively knowledgeable and shared his love of history with great enthusiasm. My husband and I truly enjoyed our experience and will definitely recommend this excursion to all who are heading this way!!
star-5
The sites and information provided by our guide
Susan_S, Feb 2020
Montezuma Castle - Tuzigoot National Monument Private Luxury Car Tour
Bob our guide was great. We had a wonderful time. Tour was informative and entertaining. We highly recommend
star-4
Ride to Sedona
Mary_O, Jul 2021
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
The chapel of the cross was my favorite stop. The trip over all was fair. A few things that your company has control over and make some changes are, the air conditioning system was on full blast, but, blowing out hot air. Repair it please. Next I would suggest that the driver put some sort of trash bag with in the bus . The driver was very informative
star-5
Wonderful well rounded tour
Brian_F, Feb 2021
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
Roger was great. He took us to some great spots. Jerome was so cool. Sedona was breathtaking. Roger knew how to get around and did a wonderful job of narrating as he went. Thank you for this memorable trip.
star-5
Montezuma Castle National Monument & Tuzigoot National Monument
brex19, Sep 2019
Montezuma Castle - Tuzigoot National Monument Private Luxury Car Tour
Bob was an excellent tour guide and was both fun to talk with as well as very knowledgeable about the history of the sites. Well worth the money and time.
star-5
Sedona, Arizona
jcnman, Jan 2020
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
We had a great time. The driver was knowledgeable about the entire area. Very informative! We loved this trip.
star-4
nice day trip
sabinel106, Sep 2019
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
We enjoyed our day trip. Bee is a great driver and very knowledgeable. Definitely going back to Sedona for a longer stay.
star-5
Good Trip
krkar, Jul 2019
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
Enjoyed the trip, scenery was beautiful, and the guide was very knowledgeable. Appreciated that the group was smaller and wasn't fully booked for the van.
star-5
Excellent tour
Culture10846891480, Apr 2019
Sedona with Jerome and Montezuma Castle One-Day Van Tour
Our tour guide, Taylor, was very knowledgeable and made the tour excellent. He was very entertaining, could answer any question, I would definitely recommend this tour

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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