Montezuma Castle National Monument Off The Beaten Path

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    A fascinating landscape!

    by Jerelis Updated Sep 13, 2006

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    Relinde standing in front of a huge cactus.
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    A lot of people who drive or hike through the desert have the wrong idea about the Mojave Desert and think that it's a rough waste, but in fact it is a very fascinating landscape.

    This desert has a very vulnerable environment with a lot of exotic plants and animals. The landscape is a bit monotonous but does vary from waving sunddunes till rocks which are shaped by erosion. Especially in the springtime this desert blossoms exuberantly. Some of the vegetation only exists in the Mojave Desert. This desert also lodges a very large variety of (not always visible) fauna, like purcupines, deers, coyotes and foxes.

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    The Mojave Desert (Mojave is used for the desert while Mohave is used for the native people) occupies a significant portion of southern California and smaller parts of southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, and northwestern Arizona, in the United States.

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    Montezuma Castle is itself a...

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 15, 2002

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    Montezuma Castle is itself a 'off-the-beaten-path'-destination. The indian-tribe that - besides the famous 'Navajo' - finds it's home in these neighborhoods, are the Hopi. This tribe has still a rather isolationistic policy and with that preserves the ancient Americans habits and culture. The Hopi's have always been peaceful and thus lost many of their territory. In some villages however they show their fine artworks and a.o. pottery.

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    Learn more about its history.

    by Jerelis Updated Sep 16, 2004

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    Remains of what used to be a part of another castl

    If you walk a bit further you'll be able to see more ruins of other dwellings. You're not allowed to enter these ruins and there is much to be said for, because a lot of people have already taken some art, pieces of rocks, other artifacts, etc.

    Nowadays these exhibits are shown in Eastcoast museums or ended up in the illigal circuit. Everything which was left behind has been displayed in the Visitors Center. Right there you're able to have a look inside Montezuma's Castle and learn more about its history.

    Address
    MCNM, P.O. Box 219, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

    Directions
    Montezuma Castle is located 3 miles off the Interstate 17. Use exit number 289 and follow the signs.

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    Highly Recommended Arizona Stop

    by deborahwheeler1 Written Nov 15, 2012

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    Montezuma's Castle
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    I recommend exploring both Montezuma's Castle and Montezuma's Well. Both are located near each other and should be visited together.

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