Montezuma Well National Monument include directions to get there.

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Montezuma Well National Monument include directions to get there.

Montezuma Well National Monument include directions to get there.
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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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pparrothead
Wilmington, NC4,236 contributions
Montezuma Well...Worth a Visit....
Apr 2021
We stopped at Montezuma's Well while traveling back to Phoenix for our last couple of days in Arizona for vacation. The Well is part of the two Montezuma historical sights which also includes Montezuma's Castle....

The Well is a giant sinkhole that had been used by native Americans as a place to live by carving out caves along the sides of the well. There are remnants of the homes to give you an idea as to the degree that the inhabitants went through to build these living quarters...Pretty amazing.

You can hike down to the well for a better view and see the area where it is spring fed...The entire area is well maintained and when we visited there was a person available to answer your questions. Montezuma Well is a recommended stop for anyone who is interested in history...
Written May 24, 2021
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Timothy G
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States205 contributions
Nice visit with a short hike
May 2021 • Family
This natural water source with its cliff dwellings is a great place to check out. So much history and nature to see here; it is a must see for anyone visiting the Sedona area.
Written May 23, 2021
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SBtraveler8
Indiana42 contributions
Worthwhile detour off the highway
May 2021 • Family
Only a few miles off the highway and well worth the detour. Nicely maintained, level loop path with great views. Informative signs along the path and two wonderful park rangers! (And they have bathrooms 😊)
Written May 8, 2021
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Lynette51
Santa Barbara, CA997 contributions
Interesting Well inhabited by leeches
Mar 2021
We stopped by on our way to the Montezuma Castle National Monument. We arrived on a weekday before noon and the small parking lot was almost full so I recommend getting there early. It's unique and has a trail with all of the flora and fauna placards placed throughout. You can go down to the well but don't go in. As the Ranger told everyone there is a hefty fine for doing so. The trail down is not evenly paved but not too steep. I recommend stopping in to explore.
Written March 29, 2021
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3,582 contributions
Awesome Site
Nov 2020 • Solo
I did a quick stop by Montezuma Well after visiting nearby Montezuma Castle. The site is a giant spring producing around 1.5 million gallons of water per day. There is a trail down to the water level which has cliff dwellings right next to the trail. Part of the trail was closed due to damage unfortunately. This was an excellent quick stop (30 min) right off I-17!
Written November 30, 2020
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TravelingBum52
United States2,147 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2020 • Couples
After going to the Castle, we headed to the Well. They are about 10 miles apart. The Montezuma Well is quite a beautiful site. There’s a bit of a uphill hike to get to the well area so it’s not great for the older folks. Once you’re up there you get to see the beauty of this place. There’s caves where people lived! So neat to see that. There are stairs leading to the bottom of the well on both sides. One side was closed so we didn’t go. We also had our 3 small dogs with us and didn’t want to tire them. The hike around the well was not very long. A nice place to go and spend a few minutes admiring the beauty.
Written November 8, 2020
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RMurray847
Albuquerque, NM260 contributions
Just all around fascinating!
Oct 2020
My wife and I really knew nothing about this site going into it. We were spending a few days in the area, and we always like to check out National Parks/Monuments. This spot is not that far off the interstate and very easy to get to. It is absolutely worth a visit. If you only have an hour, you can still get quite a bit out of it.

Yes, it's a big pool of water in the middle of the desert. But so much more. The water vents up from the bottom and is at a constant level, because a steady amount also flows OUT. It's a the bottom of a deep "hole" and you will also see some ruins of the cliff dwellings built at this spot. And do take the time to read the signs about the life forms that inhabit the lake. I can see a horror movie being inspired by this place!

If you have time, take the brief hike down to the bottom. It's lovely. The whole area is lovely. And not terribly crowded. Yes, there were people there, but in this time of Coronavirus, it did not feel TOO people-y.

It a beautiful site with fascinating history (and natural history) and well worth your time. Note that there is no gift shop on site, just a little booth to pay (although right now they have waived entry fees). I think most people do this stop along with a visit to nearby Montezuma Castle and they think you'll do your shopping there. So if you're visiting both (and/or Tuzigoot)...you can only buy souvenirs, books, stamps for your National Parks passbook, etc. at the Castle or Tuzigoot...not the Well.
Written November 4, 2020
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Karen G
San Antonio, TX666 contributions
So much water in the middle of the desert!
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is a quick stop but worth it. A short hike of 1/3 mile will get you to the top of the well. You can see the cave dwellings off to the left and a path leads to the right to be able to hike down if you want. This well is fed by underground springs! So interesting!
Written October 17, 2020
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Sheree1956
Delmar34 contributions
A Desert Oasis
Sep 2020
After a steep walk up a lot of steps you are able to see the well. There are also houses built into the recesses on the cliffs surrounding the well. It is about 1/3 mile loop from the parking lot entrance to the exit. It is a beautiful continually flowing spring. There is not an entrance fee to this park.
Written September 20, 2020
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Ken B
Memphis, TN486 contributions
Relaxing Afternoon at the Well
Oct 2019
After our delicious lunch at the Verde Brewing Company, we finished our second day of exploring the Verde Valley with a visit to Montezuma Well National Monument. The Well is off the beaten path and may not be as popular as Tuzigoot or Montezuma Castle, but it's well worth the winding roads to get there.

Note - After the morning crowds at Montezuma Castle, we enjoyed the peace and solitude of Montezuma Well (even with other folks around).

We were blown away by the size of the "well" and the surrounding ruins. Make sure to take the path down to the base of the monument and then make your way around the rock cliffs to the tree lined banks of Beaver Creek, which flows into the Verde River.

You can easily spend 2 or 3 hours - we did - at Montezuma Well. Tip - Dress in layers. The winds whip across the flat lands near Rimrock and will quickly chill your bones.

Final Tip - Lots of stairs, so be prepared and wear comfortable/walkable shoes.
Written March 30, 2020
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