Hike to Montezuma's Well

Details

Distance

0.5 miles

Elevation Gain

117 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Lucas Bremer

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. Scientists are still baffled as to the origin headwaters of the water within this cavern. 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 also Cliff Dwellings within Montezuma Well related to the Sinagua culture that built nearby Montezuma Castle. 

The trail is well maintained and should be used in the Fall, Winter, and Spring as Summer here is extremely hot.

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Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Scenic

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🥇Top Contributor

5 months ago

Cool Area

This is a cool area to explore with cliff dwelling right above the sinkhole pond. Nice spot to shoot some photos

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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