DAY 14: VISIT MONTEZUMA CASTLE

DAY 14: VISIT MONTEZUMA CASTLE

Visit Montezuma Castle National Monument and witness the incredible legacy of a people who struggled to survive in the Verde Valley 1,000 years ago.

To visit the cliff dwellings of the Sinagua people, there is a paved trail of 1/4 mile from the visitor center along the base of the cliff containing the ruins.

Set aside a few hours to explore the museum and roam the trails through a scenic sycamore grove at the base of towering limestone cliffs. Enjoy your lunch in the picnic area along the shore of Beaver Creek.  If you prefer the Ranger guided tour, call the Visitors Center for the schedule (928) 567-3322.  Times can change daily.

Directions: 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 on Montezuma Castle Road.

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