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Montezuma Well National Monument

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Located in the Verde Valley area, this mysterious crater-lake supported an ancient community of Sinagua Indians.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank Tanawha208
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Short uphill hike to a view point overlooking a large water hole. According to the ranger, it contains no fish, only leaches. There is a small native dwelling. We asked if it had been repaired or if it was as they found it but she...More

Thank SnapDragonfly
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank millionsstars
Reviewed 1 week ago

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, :)

Thank William R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

2  Thank bridget h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Kathy984
Reviewed August 21, 2017

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

3  Thank CheekyMonkey12
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Leisure walk to well which looks like a large pond. There seems to be ancient rooms cut into the rock.

Thank hitx94
Reviewed August 4, 2017

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

Thank Lolita D
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Peglova
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Jennifer C
September 5, 2017|
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Response from hitx94 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are only open till 5 or 6pm. You may want to check with National Parks.
May 8, 2015|
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Response from SueinSalem | Reviewed this property |
The closest airport to Montezuma Well National Monument would be at Sedona (18 miles) and next closest is Flagstaff (47 miles). The closest major airport is Phoenix which is a two-hour drive (97 miles) south of Montezuma... More