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Montezuma Well - 17 members in 49 triplogs have rated this an average 3.1 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Mar 07 2020
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37 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Montezuma Castle and Well, AZ 
Montezuma Castle and Well, AZ
 
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jacobemerickTriplogs 199
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Hauled the kiddos up for a weekend adventure on Wet Beaver. Started at Montezuma Castle. It was a headache to get through the VC and paid up with three balls of pent-up energy, and when we broke through the other side I let them loose on the unsuspecting, mostly docile, public. They zipped through the short walk, peppering everyone with rapid-fire bursts of questions and exclamations, and were shocked by how soon it was over. So we headed up to the Well next. Enjoyed this visit more, with the longer and more rugged walk, plus a larger variety of scenery (ruins and water and more ruins and more water, oh my!). Of course, I hovered around the 3yo, suspecting that any step was one stumble away from her going over the edge and a long tumble into the sink. After this was all done we meandered over to FR 618 and found a fantastic campsite for the night.
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Oct 31 2019
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71 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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AZLOT69Triplogs 2,004
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Took some visiting friends here to get a taste of adventure.
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Nov 16 2018
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46 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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StoicTriplogs 546
Hiking0.75 Miles 70 AEG
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Some friends from California spend a few days camping in the Sedona area. I joined them for a day and showed them some sites around the Verde Valley Area. We checked out Montezuma's Well, Montezuma's Castle, Fossil Creak and camped at the Child's Campground.
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Jun 17 2018
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
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Short walk with family on Father's Day. First time visiting the Well...very cool place. The hiking is minimal, but the site is pretty cool. My wife and her father have visited numerous times. In fact, my wife use to play in the water channel exiting the Well years....years ago, when she was in Girl Scouts. We weren't able to walk down Swallet Trail (to the interior of the Well) because a colony of bats had moved into one of the caves and the Park was trying to protect them. Still, a very neat place to visit.
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Dec 30 2016
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51 male
 Joined Apr 13 2011
 Gilbert, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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ddgrunningTriplogs 422
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Pitstop #2 on our trip to southern Utah. I actually enjoyed the Well (which is free) better than the Castle (which costs). More to explore and see "close up." Seems like this area would have made an ideal living location, leading to all the speculation about why the inhabitants decided relatively suddenly to pick up and leave ....
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May 15 2016
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50 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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cindylTriplogs 243
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neither of us had ever been here. who knew that there was such an oasis in the desert. btw: all the stairs would say that the elevation might be a little different than zero...
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saw a couple of four o'clock and some prickly pear blooms, but didn't photograph them.

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May 15 2016
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47 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Amherst, NH
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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JasonCleghornTriplogs 284
Hiking0.89 Miles 164 AEG
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My first trip to Rimrock, AZ. It's amazing how much fun you can have on these little micro adventures. After we left the Well, we drove about 25 miles on 260E toward Strawberry. I am REALLY looking forward to exploring this region. We stopped off at the Clear Creek Campground area to stick our feet in the water and just listen to the water babble.
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Jul 11 2015
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41 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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BoonemanTriplogs 3,867
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I've been wanting to stop here on my way up North for years and decided this morning to go check it out. The well really wasn't what I expected, and I mean that in a good way. It's pretty interesting. I'm not going to ruin the surpise, just go see it yourself!
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May 16 2015
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59 female
 Joined Aug 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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outdoor_loverTriplogs 577
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Attended a Photo Walk held by a Camera Club I belong to.

Since we had Rainy Weather the Day before, I thought it might be Cool to head up Early for Sunrise...Well...Maybe Not... :sl: I had to cut my Speed in half, in Spots along I-17...No Colorful Sunrise, but the Clouds and Fog kept me entertained around Camp Verde until it was Time to Meet Up with the Others.... :D Luckily, I didn't get Rained on or I would have just taken a Nap in the Escape... :sweat:

Met up with some Friends and other Photographers at the Well. Spent probably 3 Hours Shooting that Area every which way but Loose... :lol: After we were done, we went down to the Picnic Area and had a little Food before most of the People left for the Day. 3 of us decided to Hike around and Check Out Wet Beaver Creek...Spent a couple of more Hours dinking around down there and then the other Two took off for Home...The Clouds stayed so Cool all Day that I decided to do some Exploring and Hang around in the Area until Sunset.

I also intended to hit the V-Bar Ranch and take in some Petroglyphs, but it wasn't to be. Got to the Gate and there was a Sign saying they were Temporarily Closed due to Trail Damage...I guess the Rain is Screwing a few things up up here too...So, I just drove further down the Road a ways to see what I could see. Even with all of the Exploring, it was still Early, so I decided to just go into Sedona for Sunset. The Clouds just wouldn't give up and provided a lot of Image Opportunities...But as it got later, Sedona got darker and darker... :lol: I Hiked about halfway up the Bell Trail and realized that there would be no Sunset Color on this Day. By the Time I got to the Car it was Raining pretty Good...I decided to head for the Barn and hope that maybe there would be another Sunset Opportunity along the Way...

After a 2nd Attempt at a Sunset Shot at Sunset Point, I've decided that I won't waste my Time here anymore... :lol: I think the Mountain just causes all of the Clouds to evaporate on a Moment's Notice at Sunset... ](*,) And so the Day Ended.

It was a good Trip though for sure...And I do believe I've found another Birding Spot in the Area...Lots of Cool Birds that I don't get to see much of in the Phoenix Area...Cloudy Skies made for great Landscape Shots, but not so much for Bird Shots...I'm really starting to like the Verde Valley Area and will be spending more Time up here... :)
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Isolated Pockets of Columbine and a couple of Others...Nothing to get terribly excited about yet...

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At Montezuma's Well and the Picnic Area there.
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Mar 10 2015
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50 female
 Joined Oct 15 2002
 
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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cactuscatTriplogs 416
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Started off the day at Montezuma Well, then the Castle, then Cliff Castle Casino, then Dead Horse Ranch.
I think I like the Well better than the Castle once you've seen it once.
The Castle was a zoo - had to park along the road. Actually heard a man telling his family that Montezuma lived there - really? c'mon people!
Claimed my ten dollars in free play for signing up at the casino, lost it, then left.
Went to DEHO and took more flood pics - still a lot of water! - and spotted a great horned owl napping in a tree.
The end.
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Jan 07 2015
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66 male
 Joined Jan 23 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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AZWanderingBearTriplogs 700
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Doing a day trip to middle Arizona. Went to the Castle years ago, but never made it to the Well until today. Far more interesting than we had anticipated. Spent some time chatting with an interesting Ranger. Roamed all the trails, backtracking now and then to reexamine some of the area. All was made even more interesting with patches of snow and ice in the shady areas. Even got to hear my favorite bird sound, a cactus wren warbling a serenade to our time down in the Well.
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Jun 18 2014
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65 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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johnlpTriplogs 4,328
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Took a bunch of engineers here for a brief stop on our return trip to Phx after visiting a treatment plant in Chino Valley. Always liked this place and it is free! :)
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Jun 17 2013
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52 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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SkyIslander18Triplogs 2,171
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Awesome place!
Hiked around, down, up & behind the well.
Best part was that I had it all to myself for most of the visit!
Enjoyed the pithouse ruin as well on the drive out.
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Mar 24 2013
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71 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
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AZLOT69Triplogs 2,004
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Interesting area to explore.
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Nov 21 2012
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38 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Jul 31 2012
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34 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Stopped here in route to the Lava Tubes and Humphreys. Very neat little area. Very scenic and easy for anyone to do.
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Jul 29 2012
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36 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Dogs OK in leash, keep an eye our for the poison ivy although I do believe they pulled it out! darn...I should have rubbed against it years ago when I had the chance...i'll find my poison ivy someday!!!

lots of history, LOVE this place, one of my favorites to visit! Don't forget to get your National Park stamp at the ranger kiosk!
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May 26 2012
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49 female
 Joined Jan 31 2012
 Peoria, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
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CodersgirlTriplogs 18
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Family was taking in Phoenix Comicon so I escaped for a quick trip and took in fishing at Wet Beaver Creek, V Bar V Historical Site, and Montezumas Well.
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Apr 29 2012
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40 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
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I nearly forgot that we stopped here after our GC hike! We divided our ride home up a few times with stops in various places, and decided to check out the well and get our muscles moving. The dogs really liked the area, particularly down under the well where the water drains out. Really a beautiful, serene little area. Kinda wished there had been more of it!
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Jan 04 2012
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 Joined Aug 23 2005
 Pike National Fo
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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sneakySASQUATCHTriplogs 949
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Nice outing with the family. Had never actually been here. Temps were great. Tried to go to Vbar afterwards as well, but they are open Fri-Mon not Mon-Fri which we dyslexified. Headed to Sedona where my stepmother and wife wanted to window shop at Tlaquepaque.
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