Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National MonumentAn interesting day trip for campers at Desert Shadows RV Resort in Phoenix is to make the 92-mile drive to Camp Verde to see Montezuma Castle National Monument, an impressive vision from the past. This ancient dwelling belonging to the Sinagua Indians is a five-storey structure built into a limestone cliff at an elevation of 70 feet above ground. The 45 to 50-room legacy of the Sinagua people has inspired the imagination of tourists for decades and currently attracts 350,000 visitors a year.

Start at the Visitor Center that includes a small museum and bookstore, and then take the trail that leads past the ruins. Although the unstable condition of the castle prevents visitors from being allowed to climb to it, this impressive attraction is definitely worth the trip. Pack a lunch to enjoy a peaceful picnic in the shade of some sycamore trees by the creek. The center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $5 for adults.

Our RV park is in an area of the country that is rich with history. Visit our website and reserve your spot at our RV park today.