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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