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Mar 07 2020
jacobemerick
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35 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Montezuma Castle and Well, AZ 
Montezuma Castle and Well, AZ
 
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jacobemerick
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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
AZLOT69
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 31 2019
AZLOT69
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Must do for out of town folks.
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Jun 16 2019
mazatzal
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63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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mazatzal
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Took some out of town visitors. After MC we went to Dead Horse Ranch SP and wandered around then Jerome as well.
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Nov 16 2018
Stoic
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44 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Stoic
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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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Dec 30 2016
ddgrunning
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50 male
 Joined Apr 13 2011
 Gilbert, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2016
ddgrunning
Hiking0.80 Miles 20 AEG
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On our typical trips to Utah, we have such a long drive that we don't consider stopping to explore along the way. This time though, we scheduled a layover in Kanab, so had a little more freedom in our schedule. And, with an America the Beautiful Pass in hand, making some pitstops along the way was in order. First up was Montezuma Castle. It's been close to 20 years since I visited last. Not much has changed. Spent about an hour and did the walking loop. I had forgotten that "Castle A," which is next door to the ruin typically associated with this monument was much larger and would have been very impressive, but since it was not located in the protected alcove, it deteriorated much more quickly, leaving behind only some wall remains. Good times.
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Aug 27 2016
afrankie
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32 male
 Joined Sep 30 2015
 Carrboro, NC
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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afrankie
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Honored NPS birthday with a trip here. Enjoyed that there was housing in the cliffs yet also lower units closer to the river. It answers my question 'What happens when Grandma can't climb up into the cliff-dwellings anymore, just throw her in the river?" Nope, she just lives in the floodplain:)
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May 15 2016
cindyl
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48 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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cindyl
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there were lots of people here. had to wait in line to show our national parks pass. beautiful day.
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Nov 07 2015
Charger55
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41 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Charger55
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After spending a couple of days in Sedona we stopped at Montezuma Castle on the way back to the Valley. My wife found the castle very fascinating. We spent a considerable amount of time scouring the cavates next to the castle for rock walls and watching an art class paint portraits of the castle. Early on a Saturday morning the place was virtually empty.
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Mar 10 2015
cactuscat
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49 female
 Joined Oct 15 2002
 
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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cactuscat
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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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Jun 17 2013
SkyIslander18
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50 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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SkyIslander18
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Impressive dwellings!
Impressive sycamores!
Impressive area!
Just wish there would have been less people!
Oh well, now on to the well!
:)
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Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Mar 24 2013
AZLOT69
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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AZLOT69
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Nice picnic spot on way to adventures up north.
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Nov 21 2012
jochal
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36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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jochal
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Jun 26 2012
Charger55
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41 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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Charger55
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First time here in almost ten years. I remember Beaver Creek having a pretty good flow on previous visits. On this day it was bone dry.
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Mar 03 2012
nikorock28
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38 male
 Joined Nov 16 2010
 Kingman, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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nikorock28
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Jan 15 2012
John9L
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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John9L
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Cheryl and I were making a day trip to Jerome and decided to make a quick detour to the castle. I was here back in 1997 on my first visit to Phx. It felt great to return!

We made the walk down to the viewpoints and stopped by Beaver Creek. This is a fascinating area! With water flowing, it would be a wonderful place to live.

I'm thankful the NPS takes care of this monument! It's definitely worth the quick detour.
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Dec 07 2011
outdoor_lover
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 Joined Aug 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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outdoor_lover
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Had a friend's relatives in from Iowa, so played Tour Guide today. Good excuse to see Montezuma's Castle, as I grew up in Arizona and have never seen it before today. Pretty impressive.
Flora
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Arizona Sycamore
Named place
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Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Nov 21 2011
PrestonSands
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43 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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PrestonSands
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Lunch break visit.
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Mar 25 2011
CdnInAz
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56 male
 Joined Jun 02 2008
 Cave Creek, Az
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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CdnInAz
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with mother-in-law during her visit on way to Verde Railway
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Feb 16 2011
cabel
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55 male
 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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cabel
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Nov 14 2010
PatrickL
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29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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PatrickL
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Out to see the remaining fall foliage. I never get tired of this place.
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