This is a super natural area. Has some cave dwellings. Nice easy trail to walk around and down to well. Then on the back side, there is a trail to the outlet. Well preserved.
About Montezuma Well National Monument
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It was a short hike to the bottom of the well. The walk was not hard. It was hot when we went there but got cooler to the end of the trail. There were 2 bats in the cave at the bottom.
Yes, here too, are a few cliff dwellings overlooking an endless supply of water. Yes, the water erupts from below from an indeterminable source in the floor of the crater. No swimming... and not just because of leeches, :)
We visited the 'well' after a recommendation. As we drove up, it did not look promising but what a gem. The rangers were friendly and helpful ( especially Ray) and the place was so interesting. After a short walk uphill from the carpark, a view...More
The Well and nearby Castle are little treasures. Easy walk to edge of cenote and around it to see cliff dwelling. We took the stairs down to the irrigation ditch which carries water from the well. Cool lovely spot under the trees on the banks...More
Montezuma’s Well was an unexpected gem. I had seen a few random photos on the internet, and it presented as “a water hole in the desert”…but that was not the case! There is a nice easy walk, approximately 1 mile from beginning to end, which...More
It was interesting to know that just like Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well is also a misnomer.The trail to the well and back is very interesting and lovely. The well itself is gorgeous and like the cenotes in Mexico. The cliff dwellings are amazing and really...More
Plan more time than you think you need when visiting Montezuma Well. This national monument is a hidden treasure. There are two parts to the visit. First, you take a trail up the hill and come to a rim overlooking the well. Be sure to...More