Saturday Field Trip From the Comfort of Home

avatarthumbnail.jpgIdeally this would be a standard feature but the truth of the matter is I don’t get out of the house all that often. But when I do I’m happy to share.

Montezuma’s Castle and Montezuma’s Well are located in the Verde Valley, an hour or so north of the Phoenix metro area. Neither have anything at all to do with Montezuma; they’re one-time HoHoKam settlements carved into limestome cliffs. Montezuma’s Well is something not seen often in Arizona and absolutely never seen in Phoenix – a natural lake. Over one and a half million gallons of water flow into the Well daily, then continue through an underground passage and into a creek that flows past the Castle.

Once upon a time the public could climb ladders to look into Montezuma’s Castle, at least until 1951 when the powers that be realized how much damage 1,000 visitors a day could do to a 1,200-year-old structure.

For more information on Montezuma’s Castle, check out the park service’s website.

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • jim little 9 years ago

    Jonathon, this is one of my favorite places in Arizona, thanks for featuring it.
    Jim Little

  • Portland Real Estate 9 years ago

    Gorgeous. I am going to have to see this when I am down there. MIght be down in AZ this summer visiting family.

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