Montezuma Castle National Monument



Montezuma Castle is a Sinagua Ancestral Puebloan dwelling built in the early 12th century. It's 5 stories high, contains about 20 rooms, and is built into a cliff recess one hundred feet above the valley floor and Beaver Creek. President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a National Monument in 1906 to protect it from further looting and decay. I visited it very briefly and took only a few pictures.



Park Sign


Montezuma Castle


Montezuma Castle


Montezuma Castle


Montezuma Castle


Interpretive Sign


Castle Detail


Cliff Rooms


Cliff Room Blocks


Could be part of "Castle A".


Beaver Creek


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