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Great place to stop on your way to somewhere else. Only takes a half-hour or less to appreciate and the gift shop staff are charming and knowledgeable. My teen girls even thought it was cool and took lots of pictures. It's a very short —...More
This is a small site with a short walk from the visitor center. I thought you would be able to get closer than you can, but it is still amazing to think people used to live there.
It is expensive to see them, but if...More
Easy to get to & easy to observe tour of one of the West's unique occupant trials by the indigenous peoples. Apparently driven to build in the cliffs by violent flash floods in the river below and/or competing tribes of the area, they present a...More
Super easy to access, this makes learning about the history very easy and enjoyable. It’s pretty amazing what the locals built 1000 years ago with their bare hands. Sophisticated people for which they don’t receive enough credit. The self guided visit is easy to take...More
This small national Park is a gem. The Rangers at the desk were terrific. They explained all the different options for entrance and made sure we got the best deal which was to buy a one-year senior pass for $20 which was the same price...More
Seeing this place never gets old. I like to sit on the bench located in front of the ruins and imagine what life must have been like for those living in such an isolated place. Strong recommend that you spend some time conversing with the...More
Response from MNDoodles | Reviewed this property |
In your situation, I would not visit Montezuma Well due to lack of shade but I would highly recommend visiting Montezuma Castle because it is truly incredible and there is shade with benches to view the ruin itself. It is a... More
In your situation, I would not visit Montezuma Well due to lack of shade but I would highly recommend visiting Montezuma Castle because it is truly incredible and there is shade with benches to view the ruin itself. It is a very short walk from the visitor center to the ‘castle’ ruin. Do it!
Plan to leave Phoenix area early morning on a Sunday headed for Sedona (August 2015) Check in not until after 4pm that day in Sedona (northside) Is Montezuma Castle National Monument worth stopping? Thought it might be a good 1/2 way break between Phoenix & Sedona. Then back on road to Sedona. Suggestion for lunch for party of 9? Have someone on a strict diet so need healthy food options. Suggestions to fill the rest of the afternoon? Youngest member of party is 12 yrs old....More
July 14, 2015|
Montezuma Castle is definitely worth stopping to see. It will interest the entire group. I am not as big a fan of Montezuma Well but it's still interesting. I would also suggest the V-Bar-V Ranch petroglyph site which is only about a mile or two off of I-17 at the Sedona exit (go right to the Ranch as opposed to going left on 179 to get into town). After a relatively short, flat walk you get to see an entire wall of ancient drawings. There are lots of "healthy" food options in Sedona...More
GC with 11 and 13 year old kids in 7 days (8 Replies)
My wife and I are taking our kids to the GC and surrounding area the last week of May this year. We plan to fly to either PHX or LV and rent a car. Our main areas of interest are currently Sedona (pink jeep tour, slide rock, etc.) and the GC. Other possible stops: Monument Valley Walnut Canyon Montezuma Castle National Monument Sunset Crater Meteor Crater Navajo Country Petrified Forest Painted Desert Bryce Canyon Lake Powell Zion National Park We know its is too much to see...More
February 17, 2007|
Response fromJoanne H|
You picked a great forum here--I recommend you flip back few pages and read the wealth of information. Each of these places has been discussed in detail. Try entering a search on TA (on this page) using key words. This might be time consuming, but well worth it in my view. At some of the more popular places, like Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon you'll want to make reservations ASAP if you haven't already. I vote for two days at Grand Canyon South Rim--your kids are at a great age for...More
Trip Report: July 2013 (0 Replies)
t's crazy but I cannot find on TA where I posted my trip report. I remember writing it... So, here it is, recreated from my memory + my posts to facebook. ;-) --- With my dad, I took a Caravan Tour bus trip from Phoenix AZ to Grand Canyon to Bryce to Zion to Las Vegas. Here is the report about the Phoenix part of the trip. Day 1-arrive in Phoenix, 112 degrees in the sun and no shade waiting for hotel's airport shuttle. A dry heat? Yes, but still feels darn hot! At the hotel, we enjoy...More