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Montezuma Well Loop Trail

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A short loop trail along the rim of Montezuma Well.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Loop

3,611' 1,101 m

High

3,578' 1,091 m

Low

18' 6 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Family Friendly Short journey to enjoy this fascinating desert oasis.

Description

This trail takes you to the rim of Montezuma Well, a massive collapsed limestone sinkhole. The springs at the bottom of the sinkhole feed a large pond which supports a unique aquatic habitat in this dry landscape. Spur trails off this loop trail allow for exploration of the inside of the well and the outlet of the well along Beaver Creek.

There are archaeological sites within Montezuma Well related to the Sinagua culture that built nearby Montezuma Castle. Please treat this site as a museum and leave any artifacts in place to preserve the scientific and archaeological integrity.

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Thomas Birch

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View of Montezuma Well
Feb 3, 2016 near Lake Mo…, AZ
Massive Arizona Sycamores at Montezuma Well
Feb 4, 2016 near Lake Mo…, AZ
Montezuma's Castle can be seen high above the lush green valley below Montezuma's Well.
Feb 5, 2016 near Lake Mo…, AZ
Montezuma's Well is an oasis in the desert.
Feb 5, 2016 near Lake Mo…, AZ

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