There are many natural and historical wonders to explore near Sedona real estate. Take some time to explore Montezuma Castle, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in all of North America. Come see this 20 room apartment that is tucked in a limestone cliff. Imagine what life would be like in this extreme desert environment without the luxuries of air conditioning, running water, and grocery stores. The Sinagua people made this area their home and lived here along Beaver creek for more than 400 years. Early visitors to this site were allowed to explore the ruins, but this caused damage to the structure, so now visitors are only allowed to view the ruins and artifacts and explore the surrounding area.
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Visitors can take the ⅓ mile self-guided loop trail and pass through a sycamore grove, walk along Beaver Creek, and view the ruins. Consider also taking another ⅓ mile loop past Montezuma Well, a water source used by the Sinagua more than 600 years ago. This separate path is located 11 miles to the north. Keep an eye on the calendar to watch for special events at this National Monument. Please note that dogs must be on a leash that is no longer than six feet and owners must clean up after their animals. Also be prepared for the weather. Don’t forget sunscreen, plenty of water, and a hat before leaving your Sedona real estate.
Learn more about the Sinagua people in the museum and visitor center, attend formal ranger programs, and take a few hours to walk around the grounds. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along Beaver Creek in the picnic area. Find out about upcoming ranger programs by calling 928.567.3322 x 0. You can also hear the latest COVID-19 regulations or closures. Montezuma Castle is located not far from any Sedona home, off of I-17 at exit 289. Once exiting the interstate, drive east for about ½ mile to a blinking red light. Then turn left on Montezuma Castle Road. Montezuma Well is located off of exit 293 Follow the signs to find it. There is no fee to visit Montezuma Well. The fee to visit Montezuma Castle is $10 for adults. Children under 16 are free. Annual passes can also be purchased for $35.